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Kerala High Court sets aside PF pension changes:

Hon Ernakulam High Court Verdict on EPF Full Pension Case will Pave way for All Beneficiaries to get a chance of giving New Options for full pension. Highlight is that Calculation of Pension Basic on the Basis of Last 60 months of Service also cancelled and last 12 months average restored.The Hon. High Court has announced the verdict on EPF Full Pension Case given by a Large Number of Employees from different PSUs and other Sectors. In the verdict, Hon. High Court of Kerala Cancelled the anti employee clauses like 1) Cut Off Date for exercising Full Pension option, 2) calculation of Pension Basic on the Basis of Last 60 Months and 3) service charge of 1.6% where the employees are paying additional contribution. Our Co-Members in NCOA from different CPSUs were conducting this case and as per their advises we were waiting for this order from Hon. High Court before going for any case to Supreme Court or any other Courts in India.  We are now waiting for the Modified direction from EPFO. If it is limited to the parties of the Petitions for which the Judgement was pronounced, then we will also move to Court as declared by CHQ in line with this favorable order from Hon High Court of Kerala. SNEA CHQ has already decided in the Bhubaneswar CWC to file the Petition with all interested beneficiaries as parties for Full Pension Option. So all Members are advised to wait for some more time for the direction from CHQ for further movement. Kerala High Court sets aside PF pension changes
Meanwhile, We have noticed that very massive Fund Collections were made by Leaders of some Other Association for Filing the Case for EPF Full Pension by creating a Panic Situation among all BSNL DR Executives that opportunity for exercising Full Pension Option will be given only for those who can file a petition before a Particular Date. Since SNEA is fully aware of the developments through our NCOA Leaders from other PSUs having EPF Pension Option issues for both Retired and Serving Employees, We were advising the Members of SNEA to stay calm for further direction from High Court of Kerala. Here once again, it is informing that, SNEA CHQ will initiate the Case with the Legal Fund if any Directions issued against the Employees from EPFO on the basis of this Order from Hon High Court of Kerala and if any further requirement from the members for our Legal Fight, it will be informed to all Members through Association Platforms.
Further the judgement not addressed the issue of exempted and non-exempted trust but it is not applicable for BSNL.<<<View Media Report>>>

DoP&T has issued instructions reiterating its earlier guidelines for handling anonymous/pseudonymous complaints

The undersigned is directed to say that instructions regarding
dealing with anonymous and pseudonymous complaints were issued vide
this Department’s Office Memorandum of even number dated 18.10,2013
prescribing that no action is required to be taken on anonymous
complaints, irrespective of the nature of the allegations and that such
complaints need to be simply filed. Subsequently, the said Office
Memorandum has been clarified vide Office Memorandums of even
number dated 18.06.2014 and 31.03.2015. In this regard, the Central
Vigilance Commission’s Circular No.07/11/2014 dated 25.11,2014 may
also be referred to. A copy each of the DOP&T’s aforesaid Office
Memorandums and CVC’s Circular are enclosed herewith.

<<<<<View DOPT Orders>>>>>


All India Conference at Ludhiana, Punjab, from 28th to 30th November, 2018.

CHQ News:

The delegate election should be done by the remaining Branches/Divisions/Districts/SSAs immediately by convening the General Body meetings, after notifying it. The number of delegates should be elected as per the provisions of the constitution. [One(01) delegate for every 30 members or part thereof being not less than 20, subject to a minimum of one per Branch/Division/District/SSA]. CHQ Office Bearers, CSs and CWC members shall be ex-officio delegates, in addition to the eligible delegates.

Considering the huge expenditure, the delegate fee is retained as Rs 1,250 per delegate, as in the last AIC. Host Circle made all the arrangements for the delegates. Observers are not allowed. Due to constraints, the host Circle made accommodation arrangements only to the eligible delegates. Host Circle requested that the observers if any reaching the AIC venue should make their own arrangements for the Accommodation. 

XXX All India Conference of SNEA:

  • XXX All India Conference of SNEA is scheduled to be held at Dr. Manmohan Singh Auditorium ,Punjab Agriculture university Ludhiana from 28.11.2018 to 30.11.2018 and the pre AIC-CWC Meeting will be held at the same venue on 27.11.2018.
  • The number of delegates should be elected as per the provisions of the constitution. [One(01) delegate for every 30 members or part thereof being not less than 20, subject to a minimum of one per Branch/Division/District/SSA]
  • CHQ Office Bearers, CSs and CWC members shall be ex-officio delegates, in addition to the eligible delegates.
  • Observers are not allowed as accommodation arrangements  has been made only to the eligible delegates the observers if any reaching the AIC venue should make their own arrangements for the Accommodation.  

  • The Accommodation for the CWC Members /Circle Secretaries /CHQ office bearers will be available from 26.11.2018 evening to 01.12.2018 Morning.
  • The Accommodation for Delegates will be available from 27.11.2018 evening 01.12.2018 Morning .

we have already shared online performa to all the circle secretaries on there respective e-mal ids to updated the arrival and departure details of delegates  in this regard we have received Complete details from Chennai,BSNL Corporate office,Himachal Pardesh,Karnatka,Odisha,Telangana,Utrakhand,West Bengal Circle further Maharashtra ,Chattisgarh ,J & K,UP East Circle has updated partial information and it expected that they will update the information within next week all the remaining circles are requested to update the information at the earliest so that we may able to provide the best facilities to all the CHQ office bearers/ CWC Members/delegates during the forthcoming All India conference.
All the district Secretaries,District President ,CWC Members and all the circle office bearers and activists of SNEA Punjab Circle are requested to give top Most priority for making arrangements for the AIC as per directions give by Circle Secretary/Circle president and steering Committee members from time to time and make the event a grand success.

Venue Of All India Conference PAU Ludhiana:

Meeting with Smt Smita Chaudhary, GM(FP):

 GS and AGS met GM(FP) on 03.10.2018 and held discussion of AO to CAO and CAO to DGM(F) promotions: On AO to CAO promotion, the legal opinion based on the final judgment of the Hon SC on reservation issue is expected from the Sr Lawyer. Earlier BSNL sought the legal opinion on application of reservation based on the interim order of the Supreme Court. However last week Hon Supreme Court delivered the final judgment and now the legal opinion is sought on the final judgment. The legal opinion is expected this week.The CAO to DGM(F) promotion is resubmitted to the competent authority for approval.

GS writes to Secretary DOT on E2 and E3:

GS writes to Smt Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, DoT on E2 and E3 pay scales: Approval of BSNL proposal for revision of the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A to the next higher standard pay scales of E2 and E3 for the JTO, SDE and equivalent Executives in BSNL w.e.f 01.01.2007 as per 2nd PRC recommendations, based on the 1) pay scales notified by DoT in the Presidential order dated 28.07.2003 for the BSNL Executives, 2) affordability clause for 2nd PRC, the PBT for the year 2007-08 and 3) based on the advice given by DPE in its OM dated 29.08.2018.

As advised by DPE, it is requested to review the unilateral decision of DOT on 28.03.2017 to lower the pay scales of E1A to E1 and E2A to E2 w.e.f 01.01.2007 and approve the BSNL proposal dated 06.06.2016 and subsequent reminders to replace the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A to E2 and E3 respectively.

View GS letter to Secretary, DoT on E2, E3 —- pay scale approval

Supreme Court judgment on SC/ST reservation on promotion. No need for refer M Nagaraj Judgment to larger bench, rules Hon Supreme Court.

Hon SC examined whether Nagaraj Judgment is to be revisited on two points, First, quantifiable data showing backwardness and Secondly, creamy layer concept applied in Nagaraj Judgment to the SC/STs in promotions.Hon Supreme Court Judgment on Reservation in promotions


The new initiative of All Unions and Associations in BSNL (AUAB) was formally inaugurated on 24.09.2018 by Ms MARY COM, brand Ambassador of BSNL in the presence of CMD/BSNL, Directors, AUAB leaders and all CGM/GMs. AUAB and BSNL management together decided to launch it during the HOCC meeting being held at New Delhi on 24-25, Sept, 2018.


GS and President, SNEA invited along with other Assn/Union leaders for the formal inaugural function.

  1. Each and every Non-Executive and Executive has to dedicate one day in a week, for participating in sales and marketing activities. (This is for the employees, other than those who are posted in the marketing.)
  2. Separate committees at circle and district levels should be formed for marketing FTTH, Broadband, Leased lines and mobile connections. These committees should periodically meet and review the improvements that have been made.

All THE district secretaries of SNEA Punjab circle are  to take immediate steps, to implement the decisions of the AUAB, in close coordination with the other constituents of the AUAB. 

AGM Pers II BSNL CO issued reminder letter after period of one and half year calling for VC status of SDEs qualified in LDCE held on 04/03/2012 but already working as SDE under seniority cum fitness quota for re-fixing their seniority as SDE under LDCE quota. Letter <<<>>>