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25/06/2018: CHQ News

DIR(HR) held a combined meeting with the Assns on 25.06.2018 to explain the initiatives taken so far for giving promotions in various cadres on war footing ...

a) JTO(TF) to SDE (TF) promotion for 53 posts.
b) SDE (TF) to AGM promotion for 12 posts.
c) JAO to AO promotion for 2397 posts (including 1400 upgraded posts).
d) JTO(Civil) to SDE(Civil) promotion for 85 posts.
e) JTO(Elect) to SDE(Elect) promotion for 126 posts.
f) SDE(Elect) to DE(Elect) for 130 posts.
g) SDE(T) to DE(T) for 4887 posts (including 3105 new posts created by upgradation). As reported earlier available vacancy is 1782.

For all the above promotion orders, cutoff date is given as 30.6.18.

On JTO to SDE promotion, management explained its difficulty due to the time delay for revision of seniority list and court cases at EKM. AO to CAO and EE(Civil) promotions, stay on promotion on catch up Rule is the hurdle. However Dir(HR) asked them to re-examine the possibility once again by today evening.

All the CSs and activists are requested to kindly arrange all the VCs and assessment sheets on war footing.


23/06/2018: CHQ News

What they achieved through court cases ??. It is high time to introspect:
The career growth of all the BSNL Executives are spoiled by battery of court cases by few with the tacit support of some section of Executives.

Critical analysis of some important cases which affected thousands of Executives:

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

The main demand of 1:1 ratio with retrospective seniority from 1996 to 2000 was out rightly rejected by Hon’ble High Court of Kerala. This is one of the misleading attempt made by one section for the last 15 years and running from court to court with the same demand and was ultimately rejected by CAT Chandigarh, CAT Madras, CAT Ernakulam and High Court of Kerala, but still the same group tried to befool the executives by saying they have won the 1:1 ratio case. They forgot to understand the fate of the DRs recruited from 2001 to 2008 when there are practically very limited number of Promotees during this period if the proposal was accepted.

The same group tried to mislead the executives by saying 1:1 ratio is applicable in promotion from JTO to SDE (for every one PR, one DR should be posted). This is totally against SDE RR which provides no separate quota for the DRs and PRs and only provides quota for SCF and LDCE.

The method of inter-se-seniority fixation changed from Recruitment year and Training center mark wise to Date of Appointment/Promotion. This will result in the change of settled seniority, within DRs and also within Promotees. A senior DR at present by securing higher marks in a particular recruitment year will loose his seniority if he happened to join later. Similar is the case w.r.t inter-se within promotees as also interse between DR and PR. Litigation will continue in Supreme Court making life miserable for another 3 to 5 years, especially for 2001 onwards rects.

Promotions delayed by 5 to 6 years, naturally all the subsequent promotions also.

More than 3,500 JTOs with 15 to 23 years of service retired without a single promotion.

If this court case was not there:

Then all the JTOs upto 2008 rect year would have become SDE before 2018 through SCF or LDCE. Now JTOs of 1999 rect onwards are still waiting for promotion after the recent DPC as eligibility list is not able to finalize.

Interestingly most of the litigants are not even eligible for promotion at that time and their names are not available in the eligibility list or they were already promoted as SDEs in 2013 LDCE or recent LDCE.
Whether it helped any DR or BR or promoteee?

2. Court case on 20.12.17 against BSNL Board approval for CPSU Hierarchy: The proposal was an agenda in the BSNL Board meeting on 21.12.2017. However stay obtained on 20.12.2017 and hurriedly brought to the notice of BSNL management. Board didn’t given approval to the proposal due to the stay. If the stay was not there, it would have approved w.e.f 01.01.2017 itself as the DoT Board member who raised objection on 01.01.2017 was not present in the Board meeting held on 21.12.2017. The Board members present don’t have any objection to the date. All the Executives, numbering around 30,000 missed the promotion and lost 1 ½ years service.

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


23/06/2018: CHQ-DPC News

JTO(TF) to SDE(TF) and SDE(TF) to AGM(TF) DPC work is in advanced stage.

JTO(C/E) to SDE(C/E) and JAO to AO DPC work progressing.

SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E) promotion work also progressing for the available vacancies.

SDE(T) to AGM(T) promotion vacancy calculation completed. As on 31.03.2018, total vacancy is 1782 (OC-1403, SC-157 and ST-122). Requirement of additional posts also calculated to make the promotion list undisputed and in line with both orders of the Hon SC (covering list 6, 7 and SC/ST from 8) and informed to higher authorities. Anticipating approval, preparatory/DPC work is in progress. Since CPSU Hierarchy is going to be implemented, the posts are already gone and management is considering the upgradation of the vacant posts for few days to overcome the crisis.

We are trying our level best to complete as much promotions before this month end before notification of CPSU Hierarchy. Parallally all out efforts are continuing to notify the new promotion policy by this month end.


22/06/2018: DPC News

BSNLCO has asked the Circles to provide the Screening Committee report for Promotion to the Grade of Accounts Officer on regular Basis. All the CSs are requested to take up with Circle administration and update the information immediately.
Letter || Annexure A || Annexure B



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


22/06/2018: CHQ News

All the CSs are requested to send the modifications required in Postings on Promotion (JTO to SDE) of both LDCE and SCF executives immediately through mail. Also the CSs are requested to send the discrepancies if any ( like promotion orders issued to retired / died etc) missing names in the list immediately.
Missing and request transfers list


22/06/2018: CHQ News

As decided in the CS and CHQ meeting, all CSs and CHQ office bearers should reach New Delhi by 27th or 28th morning itself and we have to be at New Delhi till BSNL notifies the proposal. The Kolkata/ Hyderabad/ Bhubaneswar CWC directions to implement CPSU Cadre Hierarchy at the earliest date put immense responsibility on our shoulders.


22/06/2018: CHQ News

Management is trying to delay the notification of CPSU Hierarchy promotion and delay all the promotions to more than 25,000 Executives. The BSNL Board approved the proposal with effect from 28.05.2018.

GS, President, AGS and Jt Sec met CMD and held discussion regarding notification of CPSU Hierarchy proposal. CMD opined that it can be notified after the completion of ongoing promotions. We are shocked to hear this from our beloved CMD. According to our information some DPCs may take few months and if all the DPCs are to be held it will take years together. By the prospective date of approval by the Board, all the Executives already lost 1 ½ years. Any delay in notification will delay the subsequent promotions also. Hardly 20% to 30% of the Executives eligible for promotion as per the new promotion policy only will be covered by the present DPC. Delaying the promotion for another 6 months, for the vast majority of the Executives, more than 70%, is not justified. Telecom Engg side is worstly affected and it will continue to suffer, we told. Even on SDE to DE promotion we suggested to give the promotion without DPC for all the SDEs in list 5,6,7 & 8 who are in E4 or E5 scale by 28th (just like CPSU promotion) as the seniority list is under dispute and giving promotion through either seniority route for limited vacancies may end up in another litigation. That litigation will continue even after implementation of CPSU Hierarchy and the very purpose of CPSU Hierarchy implementation will be defeated. CMD was non committal on our proposal but asked us to discuss with DIR(HR). Finally CMD agreed to some extent to our demand and told that he will direct to complete all DPCs before 30th and notify CPSU Hierarchy before 1st July.

Earlier in the meeting with GM(Pers) on CPSU Hierarchy notification and progress in the SDE to DE DPC, he indicated that he requires minimum 2 months to complete the DPC work and tentative schedule is middle of August. It is communicated to Dir(HR) and CMD in the evening. From this we can understand the level of preparation for the DPC at BSNLCO. However we are trying our level best to get some tangible results.

We have to be very very vigilant for the next few days and be ready to go to any extent. All the negative elements will play all dirty politics to derail the notification of CPSU Hierarchy as almost all their members got promotion earlier and we have to be united like a rock.

This will be the lifeline for the career growth of Executives. This will be the unique opportunity to have uniform promotion policy and parity in promotions across all streams.


22/06/2018: Court News

The case related to JTO to SDE promotions at CAT Ernakulam came up for hearing today. Hon CAT declined to stay the promotion order. The arguments on the contempt petition completed and judgement reserved. Sr counsel engaged by BSNL pleaded the case very well. The OA posted to 29.06.2018.


22/06/2018: DPC News - Corporate Office Letters

Vigilance Clearance for considering executives for promotion to the grade of DE/AGM(T) on regular basis View Letter || View List

Preparation of e-DPC-Requirement of list of AGMs(Regular) working as on date & Screening Committee report View Letter || View List

In case of Errors/Omission/addition/deletion/correction in the data, Kindly report it to the HR Section and also to our District Secretaries.


22/06/2018:

ACS and DS-Circle Office met DGM(Finance) on 21/6/2018 for discussing about the upcoming JAO to AO Promotions:
It is learnt that CMD BSNL has approved the CPC proposal from JAO to AO to fill-up about 2400 AO vacant posts by considering up to JAO-2013 Batch. BSNL CO has given mail to all Circles to provide the relevant data of JAOs for the promotion from JAO to AO. We requested DGM(Finance) for expediting the data as early as possible so that the promotion orders can be issued this month itself. DGM(Finance) responded positively and assured for speedy disposal of the data to Corporate office.

ACS and DS-Circle Office met GM(HR) on 21/6/2018 and discussed the following issues:

1. Consideration of Transfer Requests and Issuance of Transfer orders to those who are completing 2 years stay in this June as assured to this association earlier. We informed GM(HR) that two years back these officials were relieved lately from their parent BA only due to administrative reasons and requested to issue the orders immediately. GM(HR) responded positively.

2. NOC issues to the recently recruited JTOs: We discussed about the recent clarification received from Corporate office in this regard. GM(HR) responded positively and informed that NOC is now being issued based on the Corporate office clarification order.


21/06/2018: CHQ News

GS writes to CMD/BSNL regarding Notification of Amendment to BSNL Executives Promotion Policy & Recruitment Rules 2018 (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy) approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018 immediately, latest by 28.06.2018 so that the promotion can be given for all the eligible Executives, numbering about 25,000, completed the qualifying service and due for promotion effectively on or before 01.07.2018. In addition, the senior officers can retire in a dignified manner with the new designation on 30.06.2018, after 35-38 years of service in DoT and BSNL.

GS letter to CMD1 || GS letter to CMD2


21/06/2018: CHQ News

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

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

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

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


20/06/2018: CHQ News

JTO to SDE promotion: The case come up for hearing today and posted to 22.06.2018. BSNL engaged senior lawyer from the High Court to defend the case. The impleading application filed by SNEA through the affected persons also admitted. In the absence of our CP Com George Varghese at Ernakulam, Asst Dist Secretary, SNEA Com Vimal who is a 2001 Rect DR JTO (become an SDE in 2008) coordinated with others for our case.


20/06/2018:

March to Prime Ministers residence on 19.06.2018 by CPSU Executives and officers from Banking sector, Insurance sector and Central Govt Officers demanding 3rd PRC implementation, stop disinvestment/Privatization, Assured Pension to all etc... was successfully held. From BSNL side, Circle Secretaries, Leaders and activists of SNEA from almost all Circles attended the march and made it a grand success.

View Photos


Charter of Demands:

1. Remove affordability clause for Wage Revision in CPSUs.

2. Expedite wage revision for the Bankers without restriction on scale and without affordability clause.

3. Ensure Assured Pension for all.

4. Stop all moves towards Privatization.

5. Amend Tax laws at Par with Government employees.



20/06/2018: CHQ News

JTO to SDE promotion: The same section who are working against promotions and want to fight only court cases, filed an MA in the Hon CAT yesterday, challenging the promotion order dated 15.06.2018 and praying for staying/quashing the promotion orders. Another contempt petition also filed against BSNL management. Interestingly the applicants are JTOs joined in 2009 and 2010 whose name is not available in the eligibility list at all published in 2015. This move may further delay all the promotions. Assn also impleaded in the case through the affected persons, promoted recently.


20/06/2018: CHQ News

CHQ Office bearers and CS meeting at New Delhi on 18.06.2018: It was a moment of celebration for all as 1) the SNEA demand for CPSU Cadre Hierarchy implementation is approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018, paving the way for smooth career progression in the future and 2) more than 5,000 JTOs promoted as SDEs within one month period through SCF and LDCE for the vacancy years 2009-10 and 2010-11.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


19/06/2018:

Congratulations..!! NOC issues of recently recruited JTOs resolved. Our CHQ was pursuing to resolve NOC issues of recently joined DR JTOs and the relevant clarification orders sought by Kerala Circle are issued. Our Circle Leaders who are in Delhi for the AIPCOC march collected the orders by hand from the Corporate Office through our CHQ. With this positive clarification letter from Corporate office, we expect that the issue is resolved. We have been receiving requests from newly recruited (through GATE) JTOs in this regard.
View Clarification Letter from Corporate Office


18/06/2018:

GS writes to Hon Minister: Review of the Presidential Order issued by DoT on 28.03.2017, lowering the pay scales from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2 and approval of BSNL proposal for standard pay scales of E2 and E3, replacing E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.01.2007 as per the assurances given earlier:
GS letter to Hon MoSC


18/06/2018:

GS, President and AGS met DIR(HR) on 18.06.2018 and extended sincere gratitude for issuing JTO to SDE promotions for the vacancies of 2009-10 and 2010-11 bringing the SCF and LDCE at par. This was possible only due to the firm stand taken by DIR(HR) and the Pers section by correctly interpreting the Hon EKM HC order. Some sections even made false propaganda by telling the management and others that there is stay on promotions from CAT, EKM and tried to stop the promotions. Earlier they confused management and other Executives by stating that Hon HC given a 1:1 judgment. In fact it is a temporary measure, applicable only in case BSNL is issuing provisional promotions before finalization of AIEL.

Further discussions held on completing the DPCs and notification of the CPSU Hierarchy promotions which gives promotions to all the eligible Executives. We requested DIR(HR) to complete all the promotions in all the streams of Telecom, Finance, Civil, Electrical, TF, Arch etc by this month end as much possible and notify the CPSU Hierarchy by 28.06.2018 so that remaining Executives, including those retiring this month gets their eligible promotions. Executives already lost 1 and 1/2 years service, even for future promotions as BSNL Board approved the CPSU proposal prospectively. Further delay in its implementation will damage the Executives future career.

DIR(HR) assured to do the best possible for issuing the promotion orders immediately without delaying CPSU Hierarchy and she will review the progress with all the concerned GMs today itself.

All CSs and Office bearers are requested to send the APAR, VC etc latest by 22.06.18 for completing the formalities before 28.06.2018.


16/06/2018:

Congratulations..!! to one and all....
JTO(T) to SDE(T) Posting orders under SCF quota for VY 2009-10 and 2010-11 issued by Kerala Circle office...
View Orders

We congratulate all SNEA Leaders and Activists who were behind the scene for issuance of orders on war foot basis and also coordinated for joining of the officials today itself in the same way as done for LDCE posting orders one month back.
All officials got posted at same BA. Almost all of them were working as SDE(LA) for the past several years and patiently waited for regular promotion which got held up in Courts.

We were able to release these posting orders on a day when CGMT, GM(HR) and DGM(HR) were not available in Circle office. We thank CGMT, who was away from HQ on official visit, for giving necessary instructions in this regard, on our requests, to GM HR in charge, Shri Sanjay Kumar who ensured that orders were released on war foot basis. Staff at HR wing rose to the occasion in issuing the same in no time. We thank GM HR in charge Shri Sanjay Kumar and his HR Team for the timely release of posting orders.


15/06/2018: CHQ News

Congratulations to one and all……
JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotion orders issued for 3139 JTOs against 3500 vacancies.


Orders || Annex-1 Part-I || Annex-1 Part-II || Annex-II VC

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

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

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

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

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

Special mention required regarding the contribution of all of our CSs and office bearers at all the level for their sincere efforts to make this impossible task possible.


15/06/2018: CHQ News

JTO to SDE promotion: There was another attempt by the same section to derail the JTO to SDE promotion by filing fresh case in the CAT on 14.06.2018, quoting the VC calling letter based on old AIEL dated 2015 and praying for stay on DPC/Promotion. However on the strong intervention of BSNL lawyer and our counsel, CAT didn’t given any stay. The propaganda by them are wrong, simply to mislead their supporters as done earlier by the wrong interpretation of the HC judgment, the way it suits them. Hon CAT directed that promotion can be given only as per the Hon HC order.

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.

The DPC and promotions will be strictly as per the Hon Ernakulam HC order. More VCs received from AS/ETR, CTD, ITPC, MH, NTP, NTR, INSP/QA, STR, TN, UPW and WB.

On SDE to DE promotion, a proposal moved by the concerned section for promotion of about 4,800 SDEs covering list 5, 6 and 7, due to the conflict in the Hon SC judgment of 2014 and the interim order. As per the proposal 1,700 clear AGM/DE vacancies are only available today. Remaining 3,100 posts required to be created new by diversion of MT quota and by upgradation of SDE posts by matching savings. Since it involves financial implications, it may have to get the approval of BSNL Board, according to the proposal. Management yet to take a call on this to create the additional posts and going to the BSNL Board. For conduction of DPC, two more years ACR, 2015-16 and 2016-17 also required for which letters already issued.

JAO to AO and AO to CAO promotion is held up due to the stay on promotions. However continuous efforts are going on to find some way out.

The JTO(C/E) to SDE(C/E) and SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E) DPCs also moving very fast, to complete it before this month end.

All CSs and activists are requested to personally put their best efforts to see that APAR and VC is reaching BSNLCO by the scheduled date so that maximum feasible promotions can be materialised before implementation of CPSU Hierarchy by this month end.

We are trying to implement CPSU Hierarchy before the month end so that promotion can be given to those Executives, around 250, retiring this month on 30.06.2018. The minutes of the last Board meeting will be issued by next week.


15/06/2018:




13/06/2018: CHQ News

March to Prime Ministers Residence on 19.06.2018 by CPSU Executives and officers from Banking sector, Insurance sector and Central Govt Officers demanding 3rd PRC implementation, stop disinvestment/Privatization, Assured Pension to all etc

Charter of Demands:

1. Remove affordability clause for Wage Revision in CPSUs.

2. Expedite wage revision for the Bankers without restriction on scale and without affordability clause.

3. Ensure Assured Pension for all.

4. Stop all moves towards Privatization.

5. Amend Tax laws at Par with Government employees.

All the Executives are requested to join the March on 19.06.2018.


13/06/2018:

Appointment of JTOs on Deputation to TERM Cell, Ernakulam
BSNL Corporate Office has given approval to the appointment of JTOs on deputation to TERM Cell, Ernakulam for three years. We have been pursuing this case at BSNL Corporate Office. Former CGMT, Kerala, Sh. R Mani had requested our intervention to identify a few Officers to get posted in TERM Cell, Ernakulam on deputation to address their staff shortage. We wish our Comrades, Com. Reeja A, JTO & Com. Manju A, JTO all success in their new assignment.

NOC issues of recently recruited JTOs.
Our CHQ is also pursuing to resolve NOC issues of recently joined DR JTOs and the relevant orders are expected at any time from now. We have been receiving requests from newly recruited (through GATE) JTOs in this regard.


12/06/2018: CHQ News

GS, President, AGS and Jt Sec met CMD and DIR(HR) on 11.06.2018 and requested them to issue the JTO to SDE promotion at the earliest. The promotion is held up due to litigations at Chennai and Kerala after March, 2011 promotions. Thousands of JTOs retired without promotion during the intervening period. Now the hurdles are cleared. Both of them assured prompt action.

Earlier GS, President, AGS and Jt Sec met GM(Pers), GM(Estt), Jt GM(Pers) and DGM(Estt) and held marathon discussions regarding the court judgment, its implementation and issuing promotion order as quickly as possible. One of the major contentious issue, whether supernumerary/excess promotion is from 1995 onwards or from 2001 onwards only, could sort out today itself by repeated meetings and a combined meeting of GM(Pers) and GM(Estt), the cadre controlling authority for JTO cadre. The seniority of the JTOs recruited prior to 2000 is intact as per the HC judgment. Since direct rect and supernumerary/excess promotion issue is from 2001, the seniority from 2001 rect year is to be revised as per HC order or the judgment has to be challenged.

The DPC work in other cadres also in progress. All CSs and activists requested to send the VC and APAR by hand before 20.06.2018 for completion of the DPC and issuing promotion orders. We are trying to issue the promotions as much possible within a couple of weeks before the notification of CPSU Hierarchy this month. We requested CMD and BSNL management to notify the policy effectively few days prior to 30.06.2018 so that the Executives retiring in this month also will get the benefit of promotion. On an average more than 200 Executives are retiring every month.


11/06/2018: CHQ News

BSNLCO has requested all the Circles to send the data in the proforma for the Preparatory work for promotion from SDE(E) to EE(E) by 20.6.2018. All the CSs are requested to send the information at the earliest please. Letter || List


11/06/2018: CHQ News

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 CSs are requested to send the information at the earliest please.
APAR JTO(E) || Tabulation sheet || VCs


11/06/2018:

Congratulations..!! Three more vacancies released for LICE Promotion from Group C to JTO(T) for the VY 2015-16 held on 11/12/2016 View Orders
We were continously pursuing for the release of these three vacancies with the Administration for a long time as Candidates did not turn up for Induction Training even after being offered multiple chances. We thank GM(HR) and his Team for the orders. We are pursuing for the release of remaining 9 Vacancies.


08/06/2018:

BSNLCO has published the provisional Seniority of SDEs(T)- List 8 which is updated as on date as per the data available with CO You are requested to go through the list and intimate any changes through the respective circles to BSNLCO by 30.6.2018

Letter || List-8


08/06/2018: CHQ News

AGS met DGM(SEA) and discussed about the Promotions from JAO to AO and AO to CAO. It was informed that stay on DPC at Bangalore and Chandigarh on seniority issues for JAO to AO. Four cases staying the process of DPC for AO to CAO ( 3 on Catch Up Rule and One on reservation). SEA section is exploring all the possibilities for conduction of DPC from JAO to AO and AO to CAO

AGS and Jt Sec met Jt GM Pers and requested for immediate processing for promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T) in view of the Hon HC Kerala Judgment. Jt.GM assured to expedite the process and requested our Association also to pursue for sending the VCs by the Circles by tomorrow (8.6.2018).


07/06/2018:

Hon Kerala HC ( Earnakulam) Judgement on JTO(T) to SDE (T) SCF delivered on 5.6.2018.

The main features of the judgement are:

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

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

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


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

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

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

Hon ENK Judgement


05/06/2018:

Hon High Court of Kerala pronounced the Judgment today (05.06.2018) in the JTO to SDE Promotion case: The salient features are:

1. JTOs recruited directly by BSNL after 2001 can have no right to claim for the vacancies earmarked for direct rect during the period from 1996-2000 in DoT. No provision of law or any authority which confer them an indefeasible right to claim allotment of rect 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.

2. JTO seniority list is to be prepared not on the basis of Trg Centre marks, but based on date of promotion in cases of promotees and date of appointment in case of direct rects.

3. Final eligibility list is to be prepared within 6 months.

4. In the meantime BSNL can make provisional promotion against the vacancies equally from among senior most promotes and senior most direct recruites.

Provision 1 and 4 seems to be contradictory. The judgment copy will be available in 1 or 2 days.

CHQ will take all necessary steps immediately to get the judgment stayed by the Hon SC in case it is adverse.


The applicants main prayer was for interpolation of Promotes and direct rects in the ratio 1:1, irrespective of recruitment year. If the prayer was allowed, then 1995 to 1999 rect promotee JTOs will be interpolated with 2001 to 2005 BSNL direct rect JTOs in the ratio 1:1. Similarly 2007 and 2008 BSNL direct rect JTOs will be interpolated with 2014 to 2017 rect promotee JTOs in the ratio 1:1.


05/06/2018:

JTO to SDE Promotion case at Hon Earnakulam HC is listed for Judgement on 05.6.2018 (today) in the Chamber of Hon Judge at 16.15 Hrs. There are 3 cases clubbed together. The two judges heard the case one year back are now sitting in different division benches. On our request, BSNL deputed senior lawyer from Delhi to Ernakulam to plead the case at High Court during final hearing. On our constant pressure on BSNL management, last week BSNL deputed GM(HR) and DGM(HR) of Kerala Circle to Ernakulam and they visited the HC for expediting the case.


04/06/2018:

Uniform Time Bound Functional promotion Policy, 2018 or CPSU Cadre Hierarchy:

GS alongwith President and AGS met CMD and DIR(HR) on 04.06.2018 and once again thanked them for approving the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal in the Board meeting held on 28.05.2018. GS personally thanked both of them for keeping the commitment given by them to the GS that they are committed to CPSU Hierarchy as mutually agreed upon and will ensure the Board approval without any change. GS reached HQ today, 04.06.18. It was only due to their timely intervention at various occasions, the policy could finalise, overcoming the major issues like bench marks, huge number of Executives at AGM equivalent grades in all streams, relaxation in qualifying service for the Executives in higher scales, date of effect etc.

GS interacted with the CMD, DIR(HR), DIR(EB), DIR(CM) and all the four external Board directors on 27.05.2018, one day prior to the Board meeting requesting them to approve the proposal in the Board meeting on 28.05.2018.

This is a direct result of membership verification and the first major HR issue settled by SNEA through negotiations over a period of two years, after becoming the only recognized Executives Association through membership verification. The commitment given by SNEA to all the Executives at the time of MV is getting fulfilled by this and thousands and thousands of Executives will get the time bound functional promotion.

By this policy three functional promotions are assured after every five years from Dy Manager(JTO/JAO equivalent) to Manager(SDE/AO equivalent) to Sr Manager(Sr SDE/Sr AO equivalent) to Asst General Manager (AGM/CAO/EE equivalent) without linking with availability of posts. Jt DGM(NF) designation is approved for the AGMs in E5/E6 scales and eligible for DGM promotion. At present JTOs with more than 20 years of service is waiting for the first promotion due to shortage of vacancies. Executives having more than 30-35 years of service got only one promotion.

It is a historic decision paving the way for smooth functional promotions on time bound basis in the future. Our demand for Uniform Time Bound Functional promotion for all the Executives and the firm resolution to bring parity in promotions among various wings finally got the approval of full BSNL Board. An impression and confusion was created by some sections in the minds of Extl Board directors and DoT directors that the new policy is needed as the promotions are blocked due to litigations and reservation issue. By our strong lobbying among these directors we could overcome this negative propaganda and convince them the need for uniform promotional avenues and parity in promotions for all the cadres as per the terms and conditions for absorption and as per the promotion policies prevailed in other CPSUs. Both DIR(HR) and CMD also strongly pleaded and fought for a Uniform promotion policy for all the Executives as practiced in other CPSUs. Both of them strongly pleaded till the last moment for getting the proposal approved for w.e.f 01.01.2017. However the Govt directors were very much against this, fearing litigations on that ground. If the court case was not filed at CAT EKM against the CPSU Hierarchy and the stay order was not passed on 20.12.2017, the BSNL Board meeting on 21.12.2017 might have approved the proposal w.e.f 01.01.2017 itself as the DoT Board member made objections on retrospective date was not attended that Board meeting. Evenif it is prospective, it could have from 01.01.2018. By filing this case nothing achieved but the promotion of thousands and thousands of Executives delayed by 1 ½ years and their subsequent promotions also. It needs introspection.

The policy will be notified once the Board meeting minutes are approved. It has to be implemented at the earliest, latest by 01.07.2018 as majority of the Executives will be getting promotion to Manager, Sr Manager, AGM and Jt DGM by this policy only and qualifying service for future promotions are linked with this.

Bench mark for the promotion in the new policy was one of the major challenges for us. Initially BSNL management was also insisting for atleast 3 very Good and 2 Good for JTO equivalent to SDE equivalent promotion which we could bring down to 5 Good through marathon negotiations. Further our request for following marks instead of grading also accepted by the management which will be further beneficial to the Executives (low grading in an year will be compensated with the better grading for another year).

Further we had discussions with CMD and DIR(HR) regarding issuing promotion orders as much possible during the intervening period as CPSU Hierarchy will be implemented latest by 01.07.2018. Since the date of implementation of CPSU Hierarchy has become prospective and the major hurdle on promotions, the reservation issue is temporarily overcome by the interim order of Hon Supreme Court, we requested to issue the promotion orders as much possible. JTO to SDE promotion case judgment is expected tomorrow (05.06.18) which will pave the way for JTO to SDE promotion which is badly delayed for more than 6 years due to litigations. Management assured to complete the promotions as much feasible within this short period without giving any scope for future litigations after implementation of CPSU Hierarchy. JTO/JAO to SDE/AO promotions in all the streams are under consideration. On SDE to DE promotion also mgt is making all efforts to complete the DPCs by diverting the MT quota. Since the seniority list is under dispute, entire list no 6&7 has to be promoted in a single order for which more vacancies are required. Seniority will be as per the final order of Hon SC. Mgt is working some way out for this including upgradation of posts. On AO to CAO promotion, catchup rule is the major hurdle. Various options are under consideration. EE(C/E) and AGM(TF) promotions also under consideration.

Around 700 DGM(T) vacancies are available. Since 206 final judgment has come, we demanded for regular promotion to DGM(T) posts as per revised seniority.

We are trying our level best to issue maximum promotion orders in this month followed by promotion through CPSU Hierarchy w.e.f 01.07.2018.


31/05/2018:

CHQ President Com A.A.Khan along with Chairman Com G.L.Jogi, AGS Com P.Padmanabha Rao, Jt Secs Com Jasvir Singh & Com Arvind Pal Dahiya, CS MH Com M.S.Adasul, CS MP Com Majumdar, CP Punjab Com Rajkumar, CS Punjab Gurpreet Singh,CS Com. G K Das, Com. Kaushal CWC Member Pb, Com. Harinder Singh CWC Member Pb, Com. VS Brar DS Chd. and comrades from Punjab met CMD BSNL Sri Anupam Shrivastava on 31.5.2018 and thanked for the approval of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal in the Board Meeting held at Hyderabad. The leaders requested for early issue of Promotion orders of JTO to SDE SCF after the verdict of Hon HC Earnakulam.We further requested that the JTO to SDE SCF promotion orders should be issued before implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy. CMD assured to look into the issue.

SNEA Leaders also met Dir HR Smt Sujata T. Ray in the presence of GM Pers & GM SR on 31.5.2018 and thanked for the approval of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal in the Board Meeting held at Hyderabad. Madam expressed complete satisfaction over the approval of the complex policy CPSU CH and the significant role of GM Pers and Jt GM Pers requires special appreciation in this proposal. Further discussed on the Promotion of executives particularly JTO to SDE on SCF, Madam explained in detail the plan of actions in promoting the executives and assured that the issue of SCF is on highest priority in her agenda. Madam further informed that she has instructed down the line to keep the process ready for issue of Promotion on SCF after the verdict of Hon Ernakulam. The promotions of SDE to DE , DE to DGM will also be processed.

SNEA Leaders also met GM Pers Sri Keshav Rao on 31.5.2018 and thanked for the approval of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal in the Board Meeting held at Hyderabad. discussed on the Promotion of executives particularly JTO to SDE on SCF. Association requested to explore all possible ways to make arrangement for Promotions. GM Pers explained in detail the Program of actions that will pave way for Promotions of all executives particularly JTO to SDE SCF. GM Pers informed that he has directed the Pers section to complete the preliminary works and ready for the issue of Promotion of SCF after completing the DPC formalities immediately after the verdict of Hon HC Ernakulam.


30/05/2018:

The left over Promotion order issued from JTO(T) to SDE(T) LDCE is issued today
View Orders


30/05/2018:

Regarding the case of promotion of SCF from JTO to SDE, CHQ is making all out efforts to ensure that this order is issued at the earliest. In this connection CHQ office bearers met concerned officers in BSNL HQs and urge upon them to understand the seriousness of the issue and keep the entire process for issuing of promotion orders ready so that as and when the stay is lifted the promotion orders are issued.

On our request Director(HR), Madam Sujata Ray also spoke to CGM Kerala on the matter. Our CHQ President and Circle Secretary Kerala spoke to CGM and GM HR Kerala and requested their intervention on top most priority for getting the case listed at Ernakulam as quickly as possible. We understand that the case at Ernakulam is likely to be listed on 4th June. However we appeal to our comrades to have full faith in CHQ which is making strenuous and pain staking efforts for issuing SCF order as quickly as possible.

In the meantime we have come to know that very few VCs have been received from Circles. Circle Secretaries are requested to expedite sending of VCs on war footing basis such that promotion orders are issued immediately.

Circle Secretary along with other leaders met Vigilance Officials for the last few days for expediting VC for SCF promotion. Except few cases, all VCs are completed.


29/05/2018:

Meeting with CGMT, Kerala on 29.05.2018

Circle Secretary Com. T Santhosh Kumar along with Circle Treasurer Com. G Premkumar, Asst. Circle Secretary Com. JV Ramana, Area Secretary (South) Com. G Harikrishnan and District Secretary TVM Com. Dr. V G Sabu met CGMT on 29.05.2018 at 10.00 hrs. At the outset, we thanked CGMT and all Officers in HR wing of Circle Office for issuing JTO to SDE promotion and posting orders in Kerala Circle without any delay.
CGMT also pointed out the active efforts made by the HR wing in issuing the same quickly.

1. Anomalies in JTO to SDE LDCE postings
We have pointed out that while issuing LDCE posting orders, the service at hard areas like Wayanad and Iddukki were not considered as done in longstay transfers. We requested CGMT to review such few cases where the longstay was calculated including their stay in hard areas like Wayanad and Iddukki. CGMT responded positively and assured to review the cases.

2. Cancellation of Longstay Transfers
As shortage BAs has received sufficient number of SDEs due to recent LDCE promotions, we once again requested CGMT to cancel the recent Longstay transfer orders. CGMT is of the opinion that shortage of executives still exists in certain BAs as per the feedback received from BA Heads. We have once again argued that sufficient numbers of executives are posted in all BAs from DR-JTO, Rule-8 Transfers, LICE-JTO and LDCE promotions. CGMT assured to review the staff strength and would do the needful.

3. JTO to SDE DPC Case at Hon: High Court of Kerala
We requested CGMT to arrange coordination with BSNL counsel to ensure that JTO to SDE DPC case is listed in Hon. High Court of Kerala for judgment on 30.05.2018. CGMT assured to do the needful in this regard. We also requested to complete all formalities including VCs for issuance of posting orders soon after getting promotion orders from Corporate Office.

4. Certificate Verification & Police Verification Reports of newly inducted JTOs
We requested CGMT to expedite Certificate Verification & Police Verification processes of the newly inducted JTOs in the circle. We brought to the notice of CGMT that mutual transfer cases among the JTOs can be considered soon after completing these mandatory proceedings.

5. Declaration of withheld vacancies of JAO/JTOs
We expressed our protest in the delay in releasing the resultant vacancies for promotion in JAO and JTO cadre through LICE. CGMT assured positively.

6. Considering “No work No Pay” days while issuing EPP orders.
We have brought to the notice of CGMT that certain BA administration is resorting to the practice of counting “No work No Pay” days during organizational activities as non-qualifying service while issuing EPP orders. We requested CGMT to instruct the concerned not to resort to such unhealthy and anti executive policies from any corners in the circle. CGMT assured to do the needful and asked us to take up the case with BA Heads as well.

6. Looking after arrangements in the cadre of DE/AGM/CAO/DGMs
We requested CGMT to expedite ordering Looking After arrangements in the cadre of DE/AGM/CAO/DGMs without further delay till Regular promotion/CPSU cadre hierarchy is implemented in all cadres. We informed management that shortage of sufficient Senior Officers is badly affecting the performance of many BAs. We also pointed out that as SDE strength has been improved in all BAs, LA orders can be given to the seniors on merit and after inviting options. We also requested CGMT that while issuing LA orders in CAO/DGMs in A&F cadre, options may be called from eligible candidates prior to issuing orders as being done in the case of DE/AGM/DGMs in Engineering cadres. District secretaries are requested to confirm with their administration regarding DE requirements actually projected by the BAs with circle office for further follow up.

7. Considering JTO transfer requests on Compassionate grounds.
We have brought to the notice of CGMT that HR wing has not yet processed inter BA transfer requests of JTOs on compassionate grounds. We requested CGMT to expedite the cases. He assured to do the needful.

8. Transfer requests of SDEs to Circle Office from TVM BA
We requested CGMT to consider transfer requests from SDEs in Trivandrum BA to Circle Office. He assured to consider the same.

Meeting concluded at 11:30 hrs


29/05/2018: CHQ News

The proposal approved by BSNL Board in its meeting being held at Hyderabad on 28th May 2018 on Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy).

I. It will be a Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion policy for all the Executives in different cadres and in different wings upto AGM grade. This will end the disparity in promotions between various cadres in different wings and provides uniform promotional avenues to all the Executives in different wings.

Date of effect .. prospective 01.07.2018.

 Bench Marks  OC  SC/ST
 Manager  25  23
 Sr Manager  27  25
 AGM  29  27
 E5 and E6  31  29


II. New designations will be as follows:

JTO /JAO equivalent grade - Deputy Manager
SDE /AO equivalent grade - Manager
Sr. SDE /Sr.AO equivalent grade - Sr. Manager
AGM /CAO/EE/DE equivalent grade - Asst General Manager
AGM /CAO/ equivalent grade (With 4 years regular service) - Jt.DGM ( Non Functional)


III. Date of implementation: 01.07.2018.

As a onetime measure, all the existing Executives in higher scales and completed the qualifying service will be placed in higher grades on 01.07.2018 itself without conducting fresh DPC.

IV. Subsequent review: 1st Jan/1st July, 2019 onwards, twice in a year.

V. Existing Executives in higher scales will be placed in higher grades without conducting fresh DPC.

VI. Promotion upto AGM grade will be on Rect year/ vacancy year basis.

VII. Functional Promotion upto AGM grade will be on Time Bound basis as under:

a) Deputy Manager (JTO/JAO) to Manager (SDE/AO) --- 5 years.

b) Manager (SDE/AO) to Sr Manager (Sr SDE/Sr AO) --- 5 years.

c) Sr Manager (Sr SDE/Sr AO) to AGM (DE/CAO/EE) --- 5 years.

d) Since Sr Manager (Sr SDE) grade is newly introduced as a functional grade, time bound promotion to AGM grade will be after 5 years of service in Sr Manager (Sr SDE/Sr AO) grade or 12 years combined service in SDE & Sr SDE equivalent grades, whichever is less.

e) If sufficient number of eligible Executives is not available for AGM/CAO promotion, Adhoc promotions will be given by relaxing the qualifying service.


VIII. Time Bound upgradations to higher scales will continue for the Executives already working in higher scales, on completion of qualifying service in the lower scale.

IX. Relaxation in qualifying service for the Executives in higher scales:

a) Manager (SDE/AO) in E3 scale will be considered for promotion to Sr Manager Grade after 3 years of service in Manager Grade. All will get AGM promotion in 8 years.

b) Dy Manager (JTO/JAO) in E4 scale will be considered for promotion to Sr Manager Grade after 3 years of service in Manager Grade. All will get AGM promotion in 8 years.

c) Dy Manager (JTO/JAO) in E3 scale will be considered for promotion to Sr Manager Grade after 4 years of service in Manager Grade. All will get AGM promotion in 9 years.


X. One year relaxation for the Dy Managers (JTO/JAO) recruited for the same rect year.

On CPSU Hierarchy, the formal discussions have taken place with the recognized Association only, as per the provisions of Recognition Rules. SNEA only have the right for negotiation/discussion with the management on such policy matters. On large number of issues, agreement reached between both sides. But on some issues, management did not fully agree to the demands, citing administrative constraints.

This will be the major breakthrough for all the Executives and a direct result of the membership verification and becoming recognized Association. During verification campaign, it was assured by SNEA that it will try to get promotions within 3 months, ie. by March, 2017. But due to the unavoidable circumstances it was delayed and this new policy / promotions will be effected from 1st July, 2018.

Due to various reasons Assn could not update the latest developments and this major breakthrough to our activists at various levels for the last two months when proposal was under finalization.


28/05/2018: CHQ News

Congratulations..!! It is understood that BSNL Board Meeting held at Hyderabad today in principle approved the CPSU Proposal but with prospective date. CMD BSNL and Dir HR have explained in detail the company’s requirement for implementation w.e.f 1.1.17. But the Govt nominee was firm on implementation from the current date. Finally CPSU was approved with the current date. Congratulations to one and all. We sincerely thank and express our profound gratitude to CMD BSNL, Dir HR & Fin, Dir CM, Dir EB & CFA and all External Directors, GM Pers, Jt GM Pers and AGM DPC for their contribution in framing and approval of the Complex CPSU policy for executives.


28/05/2018:

Congratulations..!! posting order for the remaining cases also issued for JTO to SDE LDCE candidates
View Orders || View Annexure


26/05/2018:

The timely and active involvement of CS-SNEA and CS-AIGETOA paved the way for issuing LDCE posting order today itself. Today several times we discussed the matter with CGM, DGM (HR) and SDE HR. The HR wing acted promptly and finally issued the order mainly because of our active involvement and hectic pressure. We sincerely extend our thanks to the HR Wing for their humane attitude towards the coworkers.
View Letter || View Annexure

Earlier in the day, We met CGM and again requested to endorse the order as UP, Chennai Circle and MP has already endorsed the order. We requested CGM to issue the order on the same date of Corporate Office Order and allow to join on same date. He intimated that it will be considered while issuing the order. As sufficient number of candidates are available in the LDCE list in all BAs we requested the management to avoid further disturbance in the posting.

CS and other leaders met GM Vigilance today and requested to expedite VCs of pending LDCE and SCF cases. GM agreed to send all VCs by Monday itself. Later met DGM HR and requested to send all VCs by Monday. LDCE pending: 30 nos with Vigilance. SCF already 145 cases sent from Vigilance to HR.


26/05/2018:

Dear Secretaries, Kindly approach JTO to SDE LDCE promoted candidates as per yesterdays order dtd 25/5/2018 and collect the undertaking form and send it to Circle office at the earliest for further processing of their posting.


25/05/2018:

Congratulations..!!
Competent authority approved for issue of Promotion orders from JTO to SDE LDCE for 1987 executives. All got posting in the same Circle
Order || Under Taking || PART 1 || PART 2 || PART 3 || PART 4 || PART 5


25/05/2018:

Annual General Body meeting of SNEA Kottayam on 24/5/2018
The following office bearers were unanimously elected:
President: Thomas Sebastian
Vice President: Moby Mathew Panicker
Secretary: Biju Joseph Pawath
Treasurer: Anish James
Asst Secretary: 1. Maneesh K.P.     2.Sunil.P.S.
Org.Secretary: 1.Minimol P.S.      2.Sarath T Mattam
CEC Members:1.Sudheesh A.N.      2.Aslesh S.S.




25/05/2018:

Yesterday we met Dir(HR), BSNL to expedite JTO to SDE promotions( both LDCE and Seniority cum fitness) as the same are badly delayed. We had drawn the attention of Madam as JTOs irrespective of the quota ie LDCE and seniority cum fitness should be carried out on war footing basis. It is really sad that the date of final date of hearing on 23rd May 2018 at Honourable Ernakulam High Court was all of sudden postponed to 30th May 2018 causing lot of frustration amongst the JTOs. The case was not listed at all. We demanded that a proper inquiry may please be made into the matter. Further, we requested madam to take all necessary steps such that the much awaited CPSU cadre hierarchy is approved in the board meeting on 28th May 2018.


25/05/2018:

Congratulations. Today the case(SNEA & others vs Union of India) in petition no. 5758/2018 regarding formation of tower company came up for hearing in Honourable High court of Delhi. The case has been admitted. In the interim direction the decision of BSNL to form subsidiary tower company will be subject to further direction & final order of Honourable High Court. The case is listed further on 25th Sep 2018.

The decision to file the case was taken in a meeting of AUAB on 8/5/18. In the meeting it was decided that the case will be filed in the name of executive associations.


25/05/2018:

Formation of Tower Company and the developments
24.5.2018: AUAB defers the call for walk-out and conducting rallies on 28.05.2018, against formation of Subsidiary Tower Company- Based on the notice served by All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) for organising walk-out and rallies on 28-05-2018, Dir HR and CMD BSNL invited the leaders of the AUAB for discussions. The discussions held for more than two hrs. Initially the discussions were held with Dir HR and subsequently the AUAB leaders met CMD BSNL.

In the meeting, the CMD BSNL informed that the item of Subsidiary Tower Company is not there in the agenda for the BSNL Board meeting to be held at Hyderabad on 28-05-2018. He also made an appeal to withdraw the struggle. Thereafter, a meeting of the AUAB was held. In view of the information given by the CMD BSNL, the meeting unanimously decided to defer the call for organising walk-out and rallies on 28-05-2018. We are thankful to all the executives and non executives who supported the cause and got prepared for participation in the agitation programme within short notice.

Lunch Hour demonstration held at BSNL Corporate Office against creation of the Tower Subsidiary Company of BSNL: All Unions and Associations of BSNL organised a lunch hour demonstration today at the BSNL Corporate Office, after serving the notice for the walk-out, rallies, etc. to be organised on 28-05-2018. The demonstration was addressed by GS,BSNLEU, Secretary, NFTE, Chairman, SNEA, GS, AIBSNLEA, Vice-President(CHQ), FNTO and GS SEWA BSNL.

All Unions and Associations of BSNL served notice on the Secretary, DoT and the CMD BSNL, for organising the Walk-Out, Rallies, etc., on 28-05-2018, demanding the rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company. Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU, Com. Mahabir Singh, Secretary, NFTE, Com. Rajmouli, Treasurer, NFTE, Com. GL. Jogi, Chairman, SNEA, Com. A.A. Khan, President, SNEA, Com Padmanabha Rao AGS SNEA, Com. Prahalad Rai, GS,AIBSNLEA, Com. Sivakumar, President, AIBSNLEA, Com. N.D.Ram, GS, SEWA BSNL, Com.Madhu Trivedi, Vice-President (CHQ), FNTO, and Com. Mohinder,CS, FNTO, NTR were present in the team of the leaders of the AUAB, who delivered the Notice for the agitation.


23/05/2018:

The Circle Administration has issued another instalment of request transfers.
SDE-Req || SDE-longstay || JTO-Req || JTO-longstay

Inspite of our suggestion for not to resort to longstay transfers, officers on longstay basis are also transferred to certain extent. Our suggestion for making Looking After arrangements in SDE and DE cadres is not yet considered. Our request for considering cases on compassionate grounds is also not yet considered. Our other requests such as JAO promotion, LICE JTO promotion, posting of Office bearers in sensitive posts is still pending for consideration. An emergent CEC is called on 25th at Ernakulam to discuss the prevailing unresolved issues and for taking appropriate decisions.View Notice


23/05/2018:

കേരളാ സർക്കാരിന്‍റെ കെ.ഫോണ്‍ പദ്ധതി BSNL ന് നൽകണമെന്ന് ആവശൃപ്പെട്ട് BSNL എംപ്ളോയീസ് യൂണിയന്‍ സർക്കിൾ സെക്രട്ടറി സി.സന്തോഷ്കുമാറും, SNEA സർക്കിൾ സെക്രട്ടറി ടി.സന്തോഷ്കുമാറും ബഹുമാനപ്പെട്ട കേരളാ മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി ശ്രീ. പിണറായി വിജയന് നിവേദനം നൽകി. View Appeal


23/05/2018:

An urgent meeting of Circle Office Bearers and District Secretaries of SNEA - Kerala Circle will be held at SNEA Bhavan, Ernakulam on 25/5/2018 at 10 AM. View Notice


21/05/2018:

Massive campaign among the public against the anti-BSNL policies of the Government like Tower Subsidiary formation, delay in allotment of 4G spectrum etc:

All the Central Trade Unions and the CPSU employees are making massive campaign against disinvestment / privatization of CPSUs. The All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) meeting held on 24.04.2018 decided to conduct street corner meetings against the anti-BSNL policies of the government and demanding the rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company. All employees are requested to make the campaign very successful to get public support. Coordinate with the office bearers of other Unions and Assns at different levels.

Public support is very crucial for the success of our struggle demanding roll back of Subsidiary Tower Company.

Corner Meetings at Trivandrum.... View Photos


Corner Meetings at Kannur.... View Photos


Corner Meetings at Kollam.... View Photos


Corner Meetings at Alappuzha.... View Photos


Corner Meetings at Calicut....


Corner Meetings at Palakkad....



Corner Meetings at Pathanamthitta....



18/05/2018:

Promotion from JTO to SDE under SCF & LDCE:
BSNL Corporate Office had called for the Gradation List Particulars and VC for promotion to SDE grade under SCF & LDCE quota. View Letter
Circle office has endorsed the same to Vigilance for VC. All Secretaries are requested to followup for timely submission of the VC.
1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5


18/05/2018:

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

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

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

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

Decision: Break in Circle Tenure will be restored.

3. Uniform First Time Bound promotion:

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

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

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

4. HR Integration:

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

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

5. Finalization of HR Plan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


7. Office accommodation at Circle/SSA level:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


18/05/2018:

JF writes to Secretary, DoT of E2 and E3 pay scales:
Review of the PO issued by DoT on 28.03.2017, lowering the pay scales from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2 and approval of BSNL proposal for standard pay scales of E2 and E3, replacing E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.01.2007.
Convenor/JF letter to Secretary, DoT


18/05/2018:

GS writes to CMD, BSNL: Promotion orders issued prior to the implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy should be with effective date as 01.01.2017. Promotion with prospective date will create anomaly as promotion order for the seniors will be on a prospective date and that of the Junior will be w.e.f. 01.01.2017, through CPSU Cadre Hierarchy. This will lead to anomaly and fresh litigations in the future. View Letter


17/05/2018:

World Telecommunications Day - 2018
2018 Theme: Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All

The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.

17th May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union.

In recent years there has been significant progress in AI technology, made possible by tremendous advances in contributing fields, such as Big Data, machine learning, computing power, storage capacity and cloud computing, among others. AI-based technologies are already emerging as a key component of proactive tools and applications being used to help people lead better lives by improving healthcare, education, finance, agriculture, transportation, and a wide range of other services.

The 2018 theme will focus on the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to accelerate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).



15/05/2018:

Dharna by AIPCOC was held successfully at Rajbhavan,Trivandrum on 14th May 2018.
Dharna was inaugurated by Hon. MP Sri N K Premachandran. Members of AIPCOC (SNEA, AIBOC, NCOA, LICOA, CGGOA) from BSNL, Public sector Banks, LIC and other Insurance PSUs, FACT, Cochin Shipyard, HML, HLL, HOCL, IRE, ITI ltd, BPCL, NTC Instrumentation Ltd...actively participated in the dharna. General Secretary AIPCOC Com.T.Santhosh Kumar and other leaders met Hon'ble Governer Shri P.Sathasivam and submitted the memorandum.
View photos








15/05/2018:

Press Meet with AIPCOC Leaders:

View Press Release



10/05/2018: CHQ News

Congratulations..!! SDE RR amendment notified:
we were pursuing for this amendment for a long time and is now finally approved. This will pave the way for promotions in both LDCE and SCF quota without affecting seniority of either stream.

SDE RR modification defining the inter-se seniority was approved by the BSNL Board long back in 2015 but notification kept pending for further modifications to it for covering all the unfilled vacancies. Now amendment is applicable from 28.08.2015, the date of Board approval.....
View order Modification/Addition/Deletion in SDE RR 2002.


10/05/2018: CHQ News

CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal: Reply from Jt Sec / DoT and BSNL Board member received today. Out of so many queries made by him, most of them are agreed by him except date of implementation as 01.01.2017 which he suggested to be prospective. Among others, major suggestion is to further tighten the bench marks to Very Good. These issues are to be resolved.
Now we are very close to its approval.


10/05/2018: CHQ News

All India Public Sector and Central Government Officers’ Confederation (AIPCOC)
AIPCOC consists of the officers/ Executives from NCOA, Bank, Telecom, Oil, Power and Insurance sectors.

AIPCOC decided to launch the following nationwide agitations programs on the charter of demands. Make all the preparations in coordination with other Assns of various sectors, AIBOC (Banks) etc.

Rajbhavan march on 14th May, 2018.

March to Prime Ministers Office on 18th June, 2018.

Charter of Demands:

1.Remove affordability clause for Wage Revision in CPSUs.

2.Expedite wage revision for the Bankers without restriction on scale and without affordability clause.

3.Ensure Assured Pension for all.

4.Stop all moves towards Privatization.

5.Amend Tax laws at Par with Government employees.



08/05/2018:

Meeting with GM(HR):
CS, CT and ACS met GM(HR) Shri Robin Poddar on 7/5/2018 for discussing pending HR issues. DGM(HR) Shri James Sagayaraj was also present in the meeting.

1) Transfer orders: We expressed our strong protest against issuing piece meal transfer order instead of full order creating confusion and anxiety among the executives who are waiting for their transfer. It is first time in the history of Kerala Circle that transfer orders are being issued in a piece meal basis. Administration informed that transfer order is issued for those who have completed two years of service in the BA as on April-2018. We informed that there are executives in the list who have not completed their two years tenure as on April-2018 and that created more confusion and anxiety among executives waiting for transfer. Administration acknowledged and admitted the discrepancies. Administration also informed that next instalment of transfer order would be released in this month itself i.e May-2018.

2) Release of JAO vacancies: We requested GM(HR) to immediately fill the 4 resultant vacancies created in JAO cadre due to the declining of posting after joining as JAOs as done in Telangana Circle. We expressed our protest over the delay. GM (HR) informed that it is under process.

3) Release of LICE JTO Vacancy: It is learnt that three candidates have not reported to the ongoing JTO induction training at RTTC Chennai and as per the orders this was their last chance. So we requested administration to immediately release these JTO vacancies and declare result for the next 3 candidates. GM (HR) informed that file is under process.


07/05/2018:

Another Instalment of Transfer orders issued inspite of our suggestion for issuing full order and not piece meal order, and it had brought lot of discrepancies, creating further confusion and demoralisation among the executives waiting for the transfer. We are meeting administration and appropriate decisions will be taken and further action will be decided.
Order-1 || Order-2


05/05/2018: CHQ News

Massive campaign among the public against the anti-BSNL policies of the Government like Tower Subsidiary formation, delay in allotment of 4G spectrum etc from 07-05-18 to 11-05-18:

All the Central Trade Unions and the CPSU employees are making massive campaign from 07-05-18 to 11-05-18 against disinvestment / privatization of CPSUs. The All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) meeting held on 24.04.2018 decided to conduct week long campaign, street corner meetings etc from 07th to 11th May, 2018, against the anti-BSNL policies of the government and demanding the rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company. All employees are requested to make the campaign very successful to get public support. Coordinate with the office bearers of other Unions and Assns at different levels.

Public support is very crucial for the success of our struggle demanding roll back of Subsidiary Tower Company.


05/05/2018: CHQ News

3rd Pay Revision for BSNL employees: Based on the DPE suggestion to approach Union Cabinet for the relaxation of affordability clause, DoT is seeking the permission from the Hon MoSC for preparing the Cabinet Note. The proposal will be moved next week, concerned officers in DoT informed us.


05/05/2018: CHQ News

Meeting with Smt Sujata T Ray, DIR(HR) on 04.05.2018: GS and President met DIR(HR) and held discussions on the following issues.

a) Implementation of Uniform Time Bound promotion (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy): Assn expressed its strong resentment in the delay on approval of the proposal. Hundreds of Executives due for promotion are retiring every month and the youngsters are losing their service for the future promotions. DIR(HR) informed that the response from the Jt Sec and BSNL Board member is expected by Tuesday. JS is on official tour and will be back on Monday. Based on the response further actions will be initiated.

We are waiting for the response from the JS and the further initiatives from the BSNL management. If there is any more delay tactics from DoT or BSNL, we will not hesitate to go for trade union actions in the near future. It is suspected that the strong stand taken by the Assns and Unions against Tower subsidiary formation is delaying the clearance from the JS, which cannot be accepted.

b) Uniform policy for considering request transfers, maintaining waiting list: Assn mentioned that the request transfers are not considered on uniform policy, some are considered on OWN cost and some on company cost which is arbitrary. As per policy all transfer after 3 years will be in the company cost evenif it is a request transfer. Due to financial condition it is not followed especially in Telecom Engg side whereas some cases are considered on company cost. Further waiting list is not maintained. DIR(HR) assured to maintain transparency and uniform procedure for considering request transfers. Further discussions will be held in the formal meetings.

c) Early implementation of Hon SC judgments on Rule 206 seniority and 147 seniority: We requested to expedite both as finalization of seniority will pave the way for the promotion of the eligible candidates to DE/DGM grades. DIR(HR) informed that the committee formed for 147 seniority will examine the implementation part next week and a decision will be taken shortly on 147 seniority. Subsequently 206 seniority revision will be implemented.

d) Arbitrary Transfers in Civil wing of AP Circle and SDE(Electrical) transfers by PGM(EW): We explained the arbitrary transfer made by CE(Civil), AP Zone and the discussion with PGM(BW) in this regard. Similarly in Electrical wing also transfers are issued without any justification. DIR(HR) is very unhappy about the arbitrary transfers and assured to intervene.

The formal agenda meeting with DIR(HR) to discuss various HR issues is fixed for 16.05.2018.


05/05/2018: CHQ News

GS writes CMD, BSNL for Board approval for BSNL Executives promotion policy Amendment & Recruitment Rules, 2017 (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy) with effective date as 01.01.2017, may be expedited by circulation among the Board members as per the last Board decision. More than 100 Executives due for promotion are retiring every month. View Letter


05/05/2018: CHQ News

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


05/05/2018: CHQ News

GS writes to DIR(HR) demanding uniform policy for consideration of request transfers and maintaining waiting list at BSNLCO. View Letter


04/05/2018:

CS along with DS Circle Office met GM (HR) and DGM (HR) and discussed the issues related to pending request transfer at various BAs. GM (HR) informed that the matter is under active consideration and will be resolved at the earliest.


02/05/2018:

CS writes to CGMT regarding pending transfer requests View Letter
CS Com.Santhosh Kumar along with CT Com.Premkumar and DS-CO Com.Suneer once again met CGMT on 2/5/2018 to discuss pending transfer requests and for submitting the decisions taken in our CEC held at SNEA Bhavan, Trivandrum on 26th and 27th of April 2018 in this regard.


02/05/2018:

CS writes to SNEA CHQ regarding Resolutions passed by the Circle Executive Committee Meeting of SNEA, Kerala View Letter
The Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA Kerala Circle held on 26th and 27th April 2018 at SNEA Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram unanimously resolves the following:-

1. CHQ may initiate one more effort to desist Corporate Office from giving appeal against the verdict of Hon. High Court Kerala regarding the FR 22(1)(a)(1) fixation to the Officiating JTOs. If the Corporate Office takes final decision to approach Hon.SC in this case we would become a party to defend the case at Hon.SC.

2. CHQ may initiate to proactive steps and pursue with BSNL Management not to recruit any more outsiders in the name of MT and DGM as decided in the last CWC at Bhuvaneshwar. Fast track mechanism to be launched to promote eligible internal candidates to the posts of DGM and above.

3. CHQ may pursue with BSNL Management to allocate additional spectrum for launching full fledged 4G Services throughout Kerala Circle, where customers are totally dissatisfied due to congestion in existing 3G radio network.


01/05/2018: CHQ News

Developments on Board approval for the Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion Policy (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy):

GM(Pers) and Jt GM(Pers) met Jt Sec(DoT) and BSNL Board member yesterday regarding clearance for the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal. Jt Sec informed them that the reply on various points are examined and the response are ready and it will be given to the Company Secretary.

Based on the response, the proposal will be circulated among the BSNL Board members for approval as decided in the last Board meeting. We are pursuing the matter at every stage.

Last week, on 26.04.2018, GS, AGS and CS/Telangana Circle met Smt Sujatha Rao, Ex Union Health Secretary and BSNL Board member at Hyderabad regarding approval for CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal. We explained the queries from JS/DoT and the reply given by BSNL. She is very much convinced on the BSNL proposal and assured that she will clear the proposal with date of effect as 01.01.2017 as and when it reaches her. In the last Board meeting she had some reservations regarding the dated of implementation as 01.01.2017, from a retrospective effect.


01/05/2018: CHQ News

Developments on replacement of the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A with standard pay scales of E2 and E3 w.e.f 01.01.2007 for all the post 2007 recruits:

Dept of Expenditure (DoE), Ministry of Finance replied to DoT on the queries in the expected lines. In its reply, DoE replied that pay Revision in CPSUs are under the domain of DPE and DoE is not dealing with the pay revision of CPSU Executives. Accordingly DoT may take appropriate action, DoE advised DoT.

Earlier DoP&T also taken the same stand and replied to DoT accordingly.

In this regard we met Hon Minster of State for Finance Shri Pon Radhakrishnan on 07.03.2018 and requested his intervention. Subsequently we pursued the matter with the concerned officers in DoE several times.

Now DoT has to take a decision in this regard based on DoE and DoP&T reply.


01/05/2018

30/04/2018:

Resolutions of CEC Meeting regarding Transfer Requests:
The Circle Executive Committee Meeting of Sanchar Nigam Executives’ Association, Kerala Circle was held on the 26th and 27th of April 2018 at SNEA Bhavan, Dharmalayam Road, Trivandrum. Very fruitful discussions were held on all aspects especially related to viability and growth of BSNL. All CEC members gave detailed reports on the efforts taken by the employees in general and executives in particular in various BAs to achieve targets in both sales and operational parameters in all segments last financial year thereby contributing much to retain customer base and profitability of the circle. The CEC congratulated all employees in the circle for their most valuable contributions in this regard and pledged to continue with more zeal and enthusiasm to achieve further revenue growth in the current financial year as well.

Detailed sessions were held on BSNL’ growth related aspects giving thrust to various efforts to be made for vast expansion of BSNL’ FTTH network in the circle. The CEC has appointed an inter BA expert committee to consolidate all aspects in this regard to give valuable suggestions to the circle management for increasing FTTH penetration in the circle. The committee is expected to finalize the report in 10 days time which we propose to discuss with circle management for expedition of the same. The CEC decided to extend whole hearted support and cooperation for the successful implementation of “FTTH year-2018” event in the circle.

The CEC opined that the hard work and dedication shown by employees in general and the executives in particular in Kerala circle contributing to BSNL’ revenue prospects deserve reward, recognition and motivation. At present, the executives are highly demotivated as their pay, perks and allowances have not been revised since 1.1.2007, their due promotions in all streams are stalled due to court cases for years together, pay scale and social security measures especially to BSNL recruited officers are yet to be finalized, etc. The CEC expressed deep concern about certain counterproductive HR measures being taken by the present circle administration at this juncture like publishing long stay list of JTOs for effecting inter SSA transfers especially when more than 600 JTOs were inducted in a calendar year, forwarding proposals to BSNL Corporate office for stalling further appointment of JTOs through GATE score as per the original notification by the BSNL management, underutilization and not giving sufficient field exposure to the newly appointed JTOs citing linguistic barriers etc. It is to be noted that this is the first time in the history of Kerala circle that these many new JTOs are inducted in a single calendar year. The CEC pointed out that executive strength has been improved in all BAs including Pathanamthitta, Malappuram and Kannur, which were once shortage SSAs as far as executive strength is concerned.

The CEC was of the considered opinion that these negative HR measures like transferring out executives to other SSAs citing long stay etc should be viewed very seriously and suggested to approach circle management again requesting not to proceed further with these anti-executive and anti-BSNL measures, thereby penalizing the executives for their committed efforts to being prospects to BSNL, instead of motivating them. These measures would be highly detrimental to the circle especially when certain rival operators are trying hard to grab our potential customers and we are under threat of revenue crisis.

The following suggestions are made to ensure sufficient number of DEs and SDEs in all SSAs and to ensure transfer back of all executives who were transferred out in 2016 on long stay basis.

1. Looking after orders to JTOs working in E4/E3 scale may be issued to ensure sufficient strength of SDEs in all SSAs. Options, if required, may be invited from eligible Officers for posting. All JTOs in the above higher scales should be considered while giving Looking after orders as SDEs irrespective of whether they have joined in the circle on Rule-8 basis or not. Recruitment year alone may be considered for the same. (Follow the Corporate Officer Order issued on 16th March 2016)

2. Looking after orders to SDEs working in E5/E4 scale may be issued to ensure sufficient strength of DE/AGMs in all SSAs. Options, if required, may be invited from eligible Officers for posting.

3. Issue orders to all JTOs in the circle who have requested inter BA transfers immediately in a single order, as sufficient executives are available in all BAs after LICE and GATE JTO appointment, relieving them all on completion of two years of service in the present station.

4. Transfer orders to SDEs who have requested inter BA transfers may be issued immediately in a single order, as sufficient executives are available in all BAs after LICE and GATE JTO appointment, relieving them all on completion of two years of service in the present station. Also, issuing looking after orders to JTOs in higher scales would ensure sufficient strength of SDEs in all BAs.

5. Replacement for six nos of SDEs in Kollam and four nos of SDEs in Malapuram who were transferred to those stations on long stay basis in 2016 and are working as DE (LA) can be made by transferring equal number of SDEs from nearby SSAs on long stay basis.


Detailed report of other issues and suggestions discussed in CEC would be uploaded soon......


29/04/2018:

Meeting with CGMT Kerala on 25/4/2018:
CS Com.Santhosh Kumar, CP Com.George Varghese, ACS Com.Ramana, DS-Trivandrum Com.Dr.VG.Sabu and DS-CO Com.Suneer met . Dr.P.T.Mathews, CGMT Kerala on 25/4/2018 and discussed various pending HR issues and other service related issues. The meeting began at 3 P.M and lasted upto 5.30 P.M. GM(HR&Admin) Shri Robin Poddar and DGM(HR) Shri James Sagayaraj also attended the meeting. The following issues were discussed:

1. Pending Transfer Requests: We requested CGMT to consider the transfer requests of executives who were transferred in 2016 and have requested transfer back to their parent BA. We also requested for considering compassionate cases of those executives who have not completed two years tenure. We told CGMT that a positive approach of the administration can motivate the executives which will result in more efficiency and output.

At present, the executives are highly demotivated as their pay, perks and allowances have not been revised since 1.1.2007, their due promotions in all streams are stalled due to court cases for years together, pay scale and social security measures especially to BSNL recruited officers are yet to be finalized, etc. We expressed our deep concern about certain counterproductive HR measures being taken by the present circle administration at this juncture like publishing long stay list of JTOs for effecting inter SSA transfers especially when more than 600 JTOs were inducted in a calendar year, forwarding proposals to BSNL Corporate office for stalling further appointment of JTOs through GATE score as per the original notification by the BSNL management, underutilization and not giving sufficient field exposure to the newly appointed JTOs citing linguistic barriers etc. It is to be noted that this is the first time in the history of Kerala circle that these many new JTOs are inducted in a single calendar year. We have pointed out that executive strength has been improved in all BAs including Pathanamthitta, Malappuram and Kannur, which were once shortage SSAs as far as executive strength is concerned.

As sufficient numbers of new JTOs are posted in all BAs, the transfer requests of JTOs and SDEs can be considered without operating longstay list this year. Looking after orders to JTOs working in E4/E3 scale may be issued to ensure sufficient strength of SDEs in all SSAs. Options, if required, may be invited from eligible Officers for posting. All JTOs in the above higher scales should be considered while giving Looking after orders as SDEs irrespective of whether they have joined in the circle on Rule-8 basis or not. Recruitment year alone may be considered for the same. (Follow the Corporate Office Order issued on 16th March 2016). If sufficient options for SDE looking after are not received in the shortage BAs, we suggested operating longstay list from nearest BA for balancing the executive strength. We requested administration to initiate and process the looking after procedure in shortest possible time.

Administration opined that transfer orders can be released in piece meal basis as different officers are completing their two years tenure in different months. We did not accept their suggestion of piece meal orders and requested to release single order for everyone to avoid unnecessary anxiety among them and the officers can be relieved once they complete their tenure. Administration has not completely agreed with us and is eager to operate longstay transfer both in SDE as well as JTO cadre. We will be discussing the same in CEC meeting and will intimate CGMT about our further views.

2. NOC issues: We expressed our protest for not issuing NOC to the Executives who are under probation who are looking for better career prospects with better pay scale packages. When other Circles are issuing NOC to these executives under probation, Kerala administration informed that they have sent letter to Corporate office for clarification. We are pursuing the cases. CGMT also informed that more than 30 resignations were received from recently recruited DR-JTOs.

3. Mutual Transfers: Administrations informed that mutual transfers can be processed only after completion of Police verification report and other document verification process.

4. Confirmation case of Shri Muralikrishna, DGM Palghat: We requested administration to consider the case as done in other circles. The officer was recruited in Delhi Telephones in DoT era, which no longer exists now. Administration has suggested to apply to DoT and as the officer is retiring in two years , he has sufficient time to get the orders. We are following up the case.

5. Release of JAO vacancies: We requested CGMT to immediately fill the 4 resultant vacancies created in JAO cadre due to the declining of posting after joining as JAOs as done in Telangana Circle. We expressed our protest over the delay. CGMT responded positively.

6. Release of LICE JTO Vacancy: It is learnt that four candidates have not reported to the ongoing JTO induction training at RTTC Chennai and as per the orders this was their last chance. So we requested administration to immediately release these JTO vacancies and declare result for the next 4 candidates. CGMT responded positively.

7. EPP pending cases since 1-10-2016: We expressed our concern in the inordinate delay in issuing the pending TBP orders. We requested CGMT to review EPP cases in webinars with few power point slides as in case of probity and efficacy which will speedup the process in various BAs.

8. Appointment of Office bearers of Associations in sensitive posts: We once again expressed our protest against the posting of office bearers of associations in sensitive posts against clear Corporate office order. CGMT once again promised to look into the matter. We pointed out recent order from Corporate office where it has requested Karnataka Circle to review the posting of a PA/PS as he was an office bearer of an association.


25/04/2018:

CS writes to CGMT regarding posting of Office Bearers of Associations in Sensitive Posts:
View Letter by CS to CGMT
It is to be noted that recently Corporate office vide Lr.No BSNL/31-2/SR/2018 dtd 16.04.2018 (View Letter) has issued a clear cut direction to Karnataka Circle to review the posting of PA/PS as he is one of the office bearers of an association. View concern Letter
In this regard, we once again request your goodself to review the posting of SDE (Liason-Legal), Ernakulam under AGM(Legal), Circle office who is also functioning as District Secretary of AIBSNLEA, Ernakulam.


24/04/2018:

Congratulations..!! Inter BA Request Transfers of JAO/AO released:
AO List || JAO List
We thank PGM (F) for the timely orders and as promised to us in our meeting with him on 15/2/2018, transfers in a transparent manner were done after publishing all the transfer request pending in the circle. We also thank for considering our sugggestion for not operating long stay transfer this year as new DR JAO posting and promotions in all streams are expected.
We are also following up the few left over transfer request cases.


23/04/2018:

Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA Kerala Circle will be held on 26/4/18 and 27/4/18 at SNEA Bhavan, Trivandrum. All Circle office bearers, District Secretaries, Branch Secretaries and other CEC members are requested to attend the meeting View Notice


19/04/2018:

Historical Raj Bhavan March...View Photos
We thank all Comrades from the length and breadth of Kerala Circle from Kasargod to Trivandrum who flocked the capital city of Trivandrum today for the successful Rajbhavan March demanding Roll Back of Tower Subsidiary Formation.
A memorandum was submitted by Circle Secretaries of all Unions/Associations to Dr.Devendra Kumar Dhodawat IAS, Secretary to Governer as Hon'ble Governer was out of station....







17/04/2018:

Rajbhavan March on 19/4/2018: Roll Back Tower Subsidiary Formation
All Circle Office bearers, CEC Members, Dist Secretaries, DEC Members, Branch Secretaries and Branch Executive Committee Members are requested to participate the RAJ BHAVAN March without fail on 19/4/2018 and make it a mega event. March will begin at 11 A.M near Museum Police Station, Trivandrum View Notice


15/04/2018:





14/04/2018:





13/04/2018:

JTO to SDE SCF case:
The case came before the bench as per the interim application filed by BSNL. The final order is expected on 23rd May.


13/04/2018:

Massive Dharna throughout country.
As per the call of All Unions and Assns in BSNL, day long Dharna conducted throughout the country demanding Roll Back of Tower Subsidiary company. We congratulate one and all who made the Dharna a grand success. We now have to concentrate on the Raj Bhavan March on 19.04.2018. View Glimpses




11/04/2018

SAD NEWS: Com. Manoj John (Age 37), JTO, Mavelikkara expired today noon on 11.04.2018 at Kollam after fighting acute leukaemia. SNEA Kerala Circle conveys its deepest condolences to the bereaved members of his family for this greatest loss.



10/04/2018:

Massive Dharna at Corporate office, Circle HQ and Dist HQs on 12/4/2018, demanding rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company. It is also decided to conduct Massive March to Governer's residence on 19/4/2018. All out effort should be taken for maximum participation to both programs and make it grand success.


07/04/2018:

Meeting with GM(HR) on 5/4/2018:
CS and ACS met Shri Robin Poddar, GM(HR&Admin) on 5/4/2018 for discussing the following issues:
1. Consideration of the remaining Request Transfers to their choice BA for
a) those who are completing two years stay, this year.
b) on compassionate grounds.

GH(HR) informed that CGMT is on leave and will be joining for duty on next week. As requested by SNEA, a meeting is being arranged by Management to discuss pending HR issues with CGMT.

2. Rule-8 Postings: About 16 JTOs from Tamil Nadu and 5 JTOs from Karnataka are going to join Kerala Circle in the coming days on Rule-8 and we requested GM(HR) to consider posting them in their choice BA. As sufficient DR-JTOs were posted everywhere and around 100 more DR-JTOs expected to be joined in the coming months, we requested Administration to sympathetically consider the hardships went by these Rule-8 JTOs in other circles and consider their request on humanitarian basis. GM(HR) responded positively and assured that they will be accommodated in their choice BA as being done in the recent times.

3. Relieving of SDEs to Tamil Nadu Circle on Request: We informed GM(HR) that inspite of Corporate office orders long back, two SDEs are still waiting to get relieved to their requested Circle. GM(HR) assured to look into the matter.

4. Relieving of Officials from Kerala Circle to Term Cell Ernakulam: Inspite of orders from Term Cell Ernakulam about the posting of Executives to Term Cell, the officials are yet to be relieved. GM(HR) assured to look into the matter.

5. Mutual Transfer Requests from DR-JTOs: We discussed about hindrances if any regarding mutual transfers of DR-JTOs. GM(HR) replied that as Police Verification Report and submission of other documents (Caste certificate etc..) are pending, mutual transfers can be processed only on completion of these procedures.

6. Confirmation in the JTO cadre – case of Com.Muralikrishnan, Palghat: We requested GM(HR) to consider the case as done to his batchmates in other Circles. GM(HR) informed that it is under processing, and some letter communication is going on. We requested GM(HR) that the official was then working in a unit which is now under MTNL after its formation.


05/04/2018:

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, the Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA Kerala Circle which was earlier scheduled on 11/4/18 and 12/4/18 is postponed to 26/4/18 and 27/4/18. View Notice


04/04/2018: CHQ News

Meeting with CMD-BSNL
GS, President and AGS met CMD BSNL on 03.04.2018 and held discussions on:

a) Board approval for CPSU Hierarchy implementation: Since the promotions are badly delayed and CPSU Hierarchy is the only solution to give uniform promotional avenues to all the Executives of various streams, we requested CMD to expedite the approval of BSNL Board. Discrimination in promotions as happening today in the name of vacancies and seniority cannot be continued. A detailed reply to the queries from the Board member was submitted on 21.03.2018 and further actions are to be taken. CMD assured early action and informed that BSNL may wait for the response for few days and after that the proposal will be moved as a file by rotation, for approval.
DIR(HR) tried to meet the JS on 03.04.18 but could not happen as he was busy in some other meetings, GM(Pers) informed us.

b) Status of E2 and E3 scales for all the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007: CMD enquired about the status of the case. We informed him that Dept of Expenditure will reply to the DoT queries, this week itself. Most probably, DoE will advice DoT to seek the opinion of the nodal ministry, DPE as DPE deals with pay revision of CPSEs. CMD informed that he will write one more DO letter to Secretary, DoT for early approval of E2 and E3 scales replacing E1A and E2A scales as recommended by BSNL.

c) Advance payment from DoT: CMD informed that on the last working day of 2017-18, DoT made a payment of 3600 Crores to BSNL towards advance for NFS, Bharatnet (NOFN) etc works. DoT decision helped BSNL and this has improved the cash flow for the time being.


04/04/2018: CHQ News

Joint Forum leaders GS, AGS of SNEA and GS, VP and AGS of AIGETOA met GM(Restg) and discussed the development of Group Term Insurance (GTI) for all the Executives on pan India basis. It was informed that quote from LIC is expected in this week. BSNL and JF team both are pursuing with LIC for GTI at all India level to get the lowest premium. We discussed about exploring the option to get the plan implemented through MP Telecom Circle by making it as nodal circle for implementation across India as Delhi office of LIC is taking time. We have discussed the matter with LIC MP team also and they have requested for the complete data pertaining to BSNL Executives. We requested GM(Restg) to discuss with LIC Delhi as well as MP team so that GTI come in place in shortest time. GM(REstg) assured for the same.


03/04/2018: CHQ News

On CPSU Hierarchy proposal, GS met DIR(HR) today morning. DIR(HR) will be discussing it with Jt Sec, DoT today morning.
Development on E2, E3 scales: Spoken to the concerned officers in Dept of Expenditure (DoE) regarding the advice sought by DoT on E2, E3 scales for the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007. It is informed that the file is submitted to the competent authority last week itself for replying the DoT queries.


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