Beware of the mal-propaganda by the so called saviours of DRs and BRs, just for the sake of luring membership.

It has come to the notice of CHQ that lot of mal-propaganda unleashed by the sections about JTO to SDE promotions, who are directly responsible for the mess in JTO to SDE promotions, creating innumerable obstacles from 2007 onwards in the form of court cases. When they miserably failed in other fronts, they resorted to court cases which ultimately hit the career of thousands of seniors, juniors, young and old JTOs. Thousands lost their lifetime dream of a promotion as SDE before their retirement and thousands lost their precious service as SDE which will delay all their future promotions.

They attribute each and everything which is not settled so far like E2/E3 scales, pay parity, 3rd PRC, promotion for the remaining Executives, —- etc as failure of SNEA, without doing anything.

Conveniently, they will not even mention about the issues settled by SNEA like a) contribution towards growth related issues of BSNL, b) E1A and E2A pay scales for all in 2002 without discrimination, c) EPF full pension without the ceiling of Rs 6500, d) EPP 2007, d) BSNLMS RR 2009, e) SCF and LDCE promotions in various cadres, f) LDCE Exam for JTO to SDE promotion made objective type and very transparent, g) settlement of pay anomaly of 2005 batch, h) no MT, i) amendment in BSNLMS RR for changing the quota from 50% to 75%, j) JTO RR amendment, k) E2/E3 scales approval by BSNL, l) 5% contribution on SAB, m) CPSU Cadre Hierarchy approval, n) more than 13,500 promotions this year, o) GTI, etc. Rather, they will try to take credit for everything settled.

Their ideology is very simple: “DO NOTHING, TAKE CREDIT FOR EVERYTHING”.

This is compelling SNEA to explain the Executives about the negative role played by the so called well wishers of DRs and BRs for the last few years, especially in JTO to SDE promotion. The present mal-propaganda is simply to confuse the JTOs for the sake of membership.

How they intentionally stopped the promotions through court cases?

Let us see what the so called saviors of DRs done for the JTO cadre? (changed DRs to BRs sometime back and now again changed to all Executives. After 17 years, they realized that all the Executives in BSNL are BRs and they are not untouchables)

I. In 2007, LDCE from JTO to SDE notified for the vacancies upto 2004-05. Due to the efforts of SNEA, 2005-06 vacancy year also got included for which 2001 rect JTOs are eligible.The same section filed court cases in different CATs for stalling the LDCE but could not succeed fully due to the efforts of SNEA.After some delay, SNEA ensured conduction of LDCE and promotion orders issued in November, 2008 and about 900 JTOs of 2001 rect itself passed the LDCE.

II. In 2010, two court cases filed at CAT, Chennai with the following prayers:

a) 1:1 interpolation between Dept promote JTOs of 1995 batch and DR JTOs of 2001 batch and so on.

b) Instead of training centre marks, date of joining should be the criteria to decide the inter-se seniority.

c) Reservation roster is not followed.

Both the cases dismissed by the Hon CAT after 3 years, a big ACHIEVEMENT!

During the interim period, promotion orders issued on 30.03.2011 for the vacancies upto 2008-09 and part of 1995 rect JTOs got promotion. After few weeks, the promotion orders stayed which continued till July, 2013.

III. Immediately after that, cases filed at CAT, Ernakulam with the same prayers (first two prayers) which are dismissed by the Chennai CAT. Meantime, EKM CAT stayed operation of the AIEL for the promotion.

Subsequent AIEL could not prepare due to court cases. However by 2014, the AIEL for the JTOs upto 2001 recruitment year prepared and published for the vacancies of 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14.

If the stay orders are not issued by Ernakulam CAT, all the vacancies upto 2013-14 would have filled and promotions orders would have issued in 2014 itself for the JTOs upto 2001 year.

The LDCE also could have conducted parallally for all the vacancy years.

Hon CAT dismissed the petitions on both grounds!

IV. Another court case filed challenging the excess promotion of the JTOs working in supernumerary posts. All the three court cases at CAT and High Court continued till the judgment on 05.06.2018.

All the three prayers rejected by Hon HC, inter-se seniority quashed for DRs and excess promotes and directed to fix the inter-se seniority of Direct rect and excess promotes by date of appointment/promotion. Hon HC did not disturb the inter-se seniority of the promotees recruited within their quota.

In the meantime more than 3,000 JTOs in the AIEL retired without getting a single promotion, another achievement for them!

The promotion order for the remaining JTOs upto 1999 rect year (part) issued on 15.06.2018 for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 vacancy year. The promotion for the JTOs of remaining rect years from 2001 onwards held up due to quashing of seniority on the Direct Rect JTOs by the High Court.

If there was no court cases, all JTOs including 2008 and part of 2012 rect year would have become SDEs from the years 2014 onwards through SCF or LDCE, in the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

They did not played the same game of court cases in the case of JAO to AO promotion. So, all the JAOs upto 2012 rect also got the promotion as AO. See the difference!

Now also they are trying to delay the JTO to SDE promotions by fighting with the management in the court, in the name of contempt petition. All these are done mainly by some SDEs through remote control who are not going to lose anything as they got the promotion and seniority.Beware of the mal-propaganda and read How they intentionally stopped the promotions through court cases?

Rally at all levels on 14.11.2018 by All Unions & Associations in BSNL demanding implementation of the assurances given by the Hon MoSC in the meeting held with the AUAB on 24.02.2018

 

Charter of Demands:

(a) 3rd Pay Revision to BSNL employees.

(b) Implementation of Government Rules in payment of Pension

contribution by BSNL.

(c) Allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL as per the proposal submitted by the BSNL Management.

(d) Pension revision for the BSNL pensioners.

e) Settlement of left out issues of the 2nd PRC.

<<<<<View Letter to Secretary / DoT and CMD / BSNL>>>>

All the district secretaries ,office bearers of of SNEA Punjab Circle are requested to make the programme a grand success in coordination with other unions and Associations

Dharna at all levels on 30.10.2018 by All Unions & Associations in BSNL (AUAB) demanding implementation of the assurances given by the Hon MoSC in the meeting held with the AUAB on 24.02.2018. Make all out preparations for the success of the day long Dharna with massive participation.

Demands:

(a) 3rd Pay Revision to BSNL employees.

(b) Implementation of Government Rules in payment of Pension

Contribution by BSNL.

(c) Allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL as per the proposal submitted by the BSNL Management.

(d) Pension revision for the BSNL pensioners.

e) Settlement of left out issues of the 2nd PRC.

All the district secretaries of SNEA Punjab circle are requested to make the programme a grand success in coordination with other unions and Associations. 

CEC meeting of SNEA Punjab Circle:

In pursuance of the relevant provision of constitution of SNEA  CS SNEA Punjab Circle  issued notice for Special  CEC meeting of SNEA Punjab Circle at circuit House Ludhiana  on dated 25/10/2018 at 11AM Sharp. All the  District Secretaries/District Presidents ,CWC members,Circle/CHQ  office bearers of SNEA Punjab Circle   are requested to attended the meeting well in time<<<Click here to view copy of sanction memo for grant of special casual leave for attending CEC at Ludhiana >>>

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. 

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