For the Kind Attention of all Branch Treasurers.
Please collect and clear the following Immediately.1) District, Circle & CHQ Quota up to Date.
2) All pending Legal fund,Rs.100/= Circle Donation,Building Fund, 78.2% Donation etc.as per our CEC & CWC Decision.
18-03-2014 Relay hunger strike deferred
GS, President and both AGSs had meeting with CMD/BSNL and DIR(HR) on the ongoing agitation notice served by SNEA (I) on various HR issues and issues related to the viability of BSNL. GM(SR) and DGM(SR) also present in the meeting. The response from CMD and DIR(HR) was very positive in resolving the issues through mutual discussions. The following issues were discussed in detail and remaining HR issues like standard pay scales, promotions in different cadres and Pay anomalies will be discussed in presence of the concerned nodal GMs tomorrow at 12.30 PM.
1. BSNL/ MTNL merger: Assn mentioned that before taking any decision on merger, issues like market liability of MTNL, disinvestment of MTNL and HR related issues to be sorted out. CMD categorically assured that BSNL will not go ahead with merger unless and until the 10 to 15 identified issues related to merger are resolved to the satisfaction of all stakeholders. In fact BSNL has listed out the issues and discussing it with the administrative ministry and working on it. He appreciated the concern of the leaders and members of SNEA(I) on the issue but assured us that merger will take place only after the related issues are addressed.
2. Formation of subsidiary for towers and land banks: Assn pointed out that subsidiary formation will lead to disinvestment and no way it will help BSNL as the decision making and other aspects will be the same. CMD informed that BSNL Board has not taken any formal decision to form subsidiary company. But there is a need for BSNL to infuse the capital for expanding the network even if we want to continue our existing growth. Now we are running on cash deficit. Govt. may not be in a position to bail out BSNL like Air India or ITI as it requires huge amount to the tune of 25,000 to 40,000 crores. We have to find ways to finance the company, besides providing good services, in order to keep pace with the competitive market. Finally CMD assured that Mgt will share all the details regarding the tower subsidiary formation within a couple of days with the Association.
3. Implementation of Time Bound Functional promotion or CPSU cadre hierarchy: Mgt informed that as assured earlier, Mgt side had made some proposal on 14th March. It will be further discussed in the Committee. Assn agreed to have further discussion on the proposal in the committee.
4. 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL directly recruited employees: BSNL Mgt informed that a high level committee is examining the issue further. The HLC will seek the opinion of the assn also before taking a decision. The HLC already invited the Forum for a discussion on 14.03.2014. Further action will be expedited.
5. Pension contribution on actual of basic instead of maximum of the pay scale: Assn informed the recent development on this issue and our meeting the Sri Narayana Samy, Hon MOS for Personnel, JT Sec/DoPT and Jt Sec/DoP&PW in this regard. Secretary/DoT and JKt Sec/DoT assured us that the matter will be once again taken up with DoPT and DoE. CMD assured to pursue the matter in DoT.
6. Strategy to counter Reliance JIO:
After listening to our concerns on the issue, CMD informed that BSNL Mgt is working out on it and it is premature to reach a conclusion on the impact of Relaince –Jio on BSNL. We have to improve the existing services like 3G, FTTH and Broadband. On implementation of NGN switch, we can work out on Fixed Mobile convergence. He welcomed the suggestions from the Assn on this subject.
After very fruitful discussion on the above issues, it is decided to continue the discussion on the remaining HR issues tomorrow. At the end of the discussion, CMD and DIR(HR) appealed to withdraw the agitation with assurance to resolve the issues through mutual discussions. Considering the very positive response from both CMD and DIR(HR) in resolving the issues through mutual discussions, Assn decided to defer the “Relay hunger strike from tomorrow, 19th March, 2014”. Discussion will continue with DIR(HR) in presence of concerned GMs tomorrow at 12.30 PM
Dear Comrades,Make Extensive Preparations to Achieve 10 point program Relay Hunger Strike from 19th to 21st March, 2014
It is proposed to conduct the First CEC Meeting of Our SNEA(I),TN Circle on 10-05-14 at CHENNAI.
THE DHARNA HELD BY OUR SNEA(I) COMRADES TODAY ECHOED THROUGH OUT THE COUNTRY. SNEA(I),TN CIRCLE CONGRATULATES ONE AND ALL FOR THEIR ENTHUSIASTIC PARTICIPATION IN ALL THE PARTS OF THE STATE.
Historical event of lunch hour demonstration was conducted in front of the GM office, Dharmapuri. Every member participated in very Enthusiastic manner. It is conducted under the leadership Com K.Vithya Sagar Dist.President and in the presence of Com.K.Nanjundan CEC member, Com K.J.Kishore kumar CWC member Com.Voomai.Jayaraman CFS & our senior comrade Sri. P.Radha . District Secretary Com.B.Maheshkumar welcome all the comrades. Participated leaders explained about the Demands. The demonstration was well organized by Com.T.P.SampthKumar JDS, all Dist.Office bearers, Branch secretaries and our beloved members. Finally Vote of Thanks was given by Com. L. Vekat Ragavan Branch Secretary G.M.Office Branch.
JTO Officiating arrangements for qualified and JTO Phase I training completed TTAs / Officials:
On our request to CGMT / TN Circle on 07-02-2014 to provide officiating arrangements in the cadre of JTO to the remaining screening test qualified and JTO Phase I trained TTAs / officials, the CGMT office has conveyed the approval for officiating arrangements of TTA to JTO Officiating for the qualified TTAs and completed JTO Phase I Training, within the JTO sanctioned posts of the SSA. SNEA(I) / TN Circle extends its thanks to the CGMT / TN Circle and the administration. All DSs are requested to look in to the matter and discuss with the administration at SSA level.
Today our CHQ has announced T U PROGRAM as per PATNA CWC Decision with 6 POINT DEMANDS. We have to mobilize all the members irrespective of Associations,since the Demands are Common to all Executives... PLAN & ACT FROM TODAY ONWARDS...FINAL VICTORY IS OURS AND IT IS VERY NEARER TOO. - CS/TN.
SNEA(I) served notice for Trade Union actions on 10.02.14.
Start grass root level preparations.
1) Replace existing non standard pay scales by standard pay scales of E2, E3, E4 etc for JTO/JAOs, SDE/AOs and equivalent cadres up to SGJAG.No demotion of the basic cadres JTO/JAO, SDE / AO.
2) Implement Time Bound Functional promotion between 4 to 6 years as per the terms and conditions for absorption in BSNL analogous to CPSU cadre hierarchy with first Time Bound promotion uniformly after 4 years w.e.f 01.10.2000.
3) 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees as per the agreement between the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations and the BSNL Mgt on 12.06.2012.
4) Promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T) under 67% quota for the vacancy years 2009-10 onwards, JAO to AO promotions, holding of LDCE from JTO(T) to SDE(T) against 33% quota for the vacancy years 2010-11 onwards, SDE to DE promotions in all streams, DE to DGM promotions.
5) Settlement of long pending pay anomalies i) Pay protection during officiating promotion till the implementation of TBP ii) Antedating of increment iii) Senior drawing less pay than Junior after promotions.
6) Increase the number of Management Trainees (Intl) from the proposed 150 to a minimum of 300 and take expeditious action to complete the recruitment process.
Trade Union Programmes:
25.02.2014: Lunch Hour Demonstration at CHQ, CIR/SSA HQs.
06.03.2014: Full Day DHARNA at CHQ, CIRCLE / SSA HQs.
to RELAY HUNGER STRIKE at CHQ, CIR / SSA HQs.
OUR SINCERE THANKS TO Com.P.SUDHAKAR REDDY(JTO-BSS) HOSUR,DPI SSA, (NOW TRANSFERRED TO AP CIRCLE).
WHO HAS DONATED Rs.5000/= TO OUR SNEA(I).
REGARDS FROM SNEA(I) DHARMAPURI SSA.
Singular, exclusive, tireless and spectacular role of SNEA(I) in surrender of obsolete BWA spectrum band by BSNL and refund of spectrum charges by Government.
What BSNL Management ought to have done was remarkably and incredibly done by SNEA(I) when in October, 2010 it brought to the notice of then Secy/DOT, Sh R. Chandrashekar, that BSNL having paid market value of Rs 8000 crores has been allocated an obsolete BWA spectrum band having no business utility since the band that BSNL has been allocated a band which lacks the flexibility of switching over to LTE platform and also economies of scale since international telecom gear manufacturers do not manufacture equipment in this redundant band.
Secy/DOT blatantly refused to acknowledge our statement of facts. However when we persisted, Secy/DOT summoned Wireless Advisor/DOT to ascertain facts. Secy/DOT was taken aback completely when Wireless Advisor endorsed what we said about redundancy of BWA spectrum band allocated to BSNL. Secy/DOT found it very hard to believe since BSNL Management never brought this important issue to his notice.
However, thereafter Secy/DOT advised us to create sufficient pressure on BSNL Management to force them to decide to surrender this obsolete spectrum band and seek refund of BWA spectrum fees paid by BSNL at market value.
And thus was the issue of refund of BWA spectrum fees to BSNL by Govt. born and with that started our tireless struggle to force BSNL Management to decide to surrender this spectrum band and seek its refund from Govt. But BSNL management was defiant and unrelenting to surrender this redundant spectrum band despite our persistent efforts. It was only when present CMD took over in April, 2011 that we found some response from him to consider surrender of BWA spectrum band and seek refund of BWA spectrum fees.
Thus the issue of surrender of BWA spectrum band and seek the refund of BWA spectrum fees was born just because of singular, tireless and spectacular intervention of this Association and the end result of this untiring and exclusive struggle of this Association today culminated in the decision of the Union Cabinet to refund BWA spectrum charges to both BSNL and MTNL. This is truly historical as far as role of SNEA(I) in securing refund of BWA spectrum is concerned.
Kindly visit following letters written by us to recollect facts.
Our struggle on this issue also reminds us how we fought against the decision of former telecom minister, Sh. A.Raja, to cancel tender for procurement of 45.5 million equipment of GSM in 2007. Also our exclusive action of filing a Writ Petition in Delhi High Court in Nov,2011 challenging providing of 3G services illegitimately by private operators through ICR pacts which were forbidden by policy. When our WP was admitted by Delhi High Court and notices were issues to DOT, then only DOT swung into action and issued notices to private operators restraining them from providing of 3G services through illegal ICR pacts. Today the issue is in Supreme Court only and only because we filed WP in Delhi HC in NOV 2011 forcing DOT to act against these operators by issuing notices to them since providing of pan india 3G services is exclusive domain of BSNL. SNEA letter to Hon MPs on 04.11.2011 SNEA letter to MOC on 22.04.2013 SNEA memorandum to GoM on 05.05.2013
- Our letter SNEA(I)/CHQ/Hon MOC&IT/2/2-11 dated 2nd Feb, 2011 addressed to Sh. Kapil Sibal.
- Our letter SNEA(I)/CHQ/Hon MOC&IT/4/3-11 dated 17th March, 2011 addressed to Sh. Kapil Sibal.
- Our letter SNEA(I)/CHQ/Honble MPs/2/11-11 dated 4th Nov, 11 to MPs of consultative committee of telecom.
- Our letter SNEA(I)/CHQ/MOC&IT/2012-14 dated 22nd April, 2013 addressed to Sh.Kapil Sibal.
- Our memorandum CHQ/GOM/2012-14/01 dated 5th May, 2013 addressed to Chairman EGOM, Sh.P. Chidabaram.
MAMMOTH MASS MEETINGS IN TAMILNADU.....
ON BEHALF OF SNEA(I) TN CIRCLE & CHTD, IT IS DECIDED TO HOLD GRAND GALA MASS MEETING REGARDING MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION IN FRONT OF NEW CGMT / TAMILNADU CIRCLE BUILDING AT 16, GREAMS ROAD, CHENNAI ON 25-01-2014 IN WHICH OUR BELOVED LEADERSCOM.G.L.JOGI,AI PRESIDENT, COM.K.SEBASTIN, GENERAL SECRETARY,COM.W.SESHAGRI RAO VETERAN LEADER ARE GOING TO DELIVER THEIR VALUABLE SPECIAL ADDRESS.
A DELIGHTFUL YOUTH SEMINAR ON REVIVAL OF BSNL AT SALEM ON 30-01-2014 IS ARRANGED, EXCLUSIVELY FOR OUR YOUNG COMRADES...DETAILED ANALYSIS WILL BE HELD TO INCREASE THE REVENUE GROWTH IN EB / LEASED CIRCUITS / BROAD BAND / IMPCS AND FM SALES, FOLLOWED BY INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH OUR EXPERTS. PARTICIPANTS CAN AVAIL SPECIAL CL FOR THE SEMINAR ON 30-01-14. ALL ARE WELCOME.DETAILED POSTER WILL BE UPLOADED SOON.
Congratulations!!! It is understood that today BSNL Board approved the proposal to amend BSNLMS RR 2009 to increase the Regular STS quota from 50% to 75% (3978 posts) by ending decade old adhocism. SNEA(I) was making all out efforts for the last few years to end the adhocism by increasing the regular STS quota and reserving fixed no of posts(1325) for MT recruitment. In the meeting between SNEA(I) and CMD/BSNL on 20.08.2013, CMD accepted the demand and acted swiftly to get the amendment at the earliest. Last Board meeting, the matter was deferred due to some serious objections from some Board members. Last week we met all the Board members especially Additional Secretary DOT and DDG / TPF again and explained the issue and requested to clear the proposal in todays Board meeting. This amendment will pave the way for further career progression of the Executives in the long run. Comrades, this is a great breakthrough. We are extremely thankful to Sri R. K. Upadhay, CMD/BSNL, Sri A N Rai, DIR(EB/HR), all other BSNL Board directors, GM(Pers) / Addl GM(Pers) etc for this amendment.
This is really a new year gift to BSNL Executives.
United Forum of BSNL Executives Association(SNEA(I), AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA) writes to Sri. R.K. Upadhyay, CMD, BSNL regarding non-resolution of long pending HR issues of BSNL Executives like standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc, introduction of CPSU cadre hierarchy and beach of agreement reached between the United Forum of BSNL Executives Association and BSNL Management on 14.02.2012 leading to large scale resentment and demotivation among the Executives liable to retard the growth of the Company.
view:UF letter to CMD/BSNL
View Circle office orders:
View Circle office / Corporate Office orders:
United Forum of BSNL Executives Associations meeting: United Forum leaders of BSNL Executive Associations meeting discussed non settlement of the long pending issues of a) standard pay scales of E2, E3, E4 etc to end the pay anomaly of JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 and b) Time Bound Functional promotion/CPSU cadre hierarchy even after formation of Joint Committee almost two years back. BSNL Management assured that the committee will submit its report within 6 months but the fact is that the committee not met and discussed the pay scale issue even once in the last one year and nine months period. Similarly in the demand for CPSU cadre hierarchy, the committee met few occasions, but no further meeting took place. This shows that the Management is not at all serious in settling these two important issues affecting the entire Executives in BSNL. United Forum strongly resented and decided to protest in writing and meet the CMD BSNL & Directors of BSNL Board to convey the protest and resentment among the Executives. In case the management not taking immediate actions to resolve the above issues, United Forum will further resume the deferred agitation programme.
JTO to SDE promotion: GS had a detailed discussion with GM(Pers) regarding JTO to SDE DPC, filing of reply in Hon CAT, Ernakulam etc. Addl GM(Pers) and AGM(Pers II) was also present.
The soft copy of the assessment sheets are not received from AS, NE I, NE II and UKD Circles which is delaying the compilation of assessment reports from Circles. CSs of these Circles are requested to send the send the soft copy (Excel format) to AGM, Pers II by email.
Comrades, Assn will not be reporting much on JTO to SDE promotion in the website due to the litigations.
BSNL Board meeting on 18.12.2013: Two important issues namely a) amendment to BSNLMS RR to enhance the STS Regular posts from 50% to 75% by keeping 1325 posts reserved for MTs and b) Rules for Membership verification among Executives’ Associations are included as agenda in the Board meeting:GS and President met Sri R K Upadhayay, CMD, BSNL, Sri A N Rai, DIR(HR/EB), Sri N K Gupta, DIR(CFA), Sri Anupam Shrivatava, DIR(CM) and Sri Shahbaz Ali, DDG/TPF and BSNL Board Member and requested to clear both the proposals positively on tomorrows BSNL Board meeting.
GSs of SNEA(I), AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA decided to meet tomorrow, 18.12.2013 to discuss the Joint committee meetings regarding a) Standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc and b) Implementation of Time Bound Functional promotion or CPSU cadre hierarchy.
DE[NW CFA] Dharmapuri- Com.M.Maheswaran's brother expired today at Kolathur - Pannavadi road (12KM away from Metturdam). Funeral on 16th 12noon. On behalf of SNEA(I), DPI SSA, we pay our deepest condolence to his family members.
Registration of digital Signature of BSNL establishments in EPFO for speedy settlement of EPF transfer claims reg :From the first week of October 2013, EPFO has launched its Online Transfer Claim Portal (OTCP) for online submission of transfer claims to minimise the delay in transfer of EPF account of officials on transfer / job change. In order to attest and forward the online claims submitted by such employees / ex-employees, the Employer (BSNL) has to register the digital signatures (Class II or above) of their authorised signatories on EPFO.
The Pay of all the JTOs of 2005 batch who joined after 01-01-2007 may be fixed at R.22820/- on date of joining the post of JTO as a special case in order to remove the disparity of pay between the JTOs of 2005 batch who joined before 01-01-2007 and who joined after 01-01-2007. How ever no arrears will be paid for the period 01-01-2007 to 09-06-2013 as in the case of JTOs of 2005 batch who joined before 01-01-2007.
For corporate office order see www.sneatn.com
On 07/12/2013 our District body meet the Administration and discussed the following matters
Human resources in our SSA is to be effectively utilized in order to Achive the our SSA revenue target.Our CGM also stressed the Revenue improvement of our SSA. Officers and Staff in all level is to be effectively distributed and to be utilized. To decrease the infra failure of the Cell site, more technical assistance is to be given to Cm-Infra team.And to strengthen the Hosur Transmission wing additional technical assistance is to be given.
And we asked Enhancement of kilometers for the CM infra hired vehicles. the administration said that after getting the prior approval from the administration, it will be allotted on need basis. we asked the one vehicle for EB wing Hosur for improving the Corporate business and meeting the premium subscribers.administration said that the matter will be taken in to consideration.
we asked one AGM for EB section.Since now days business is growing in industrial areas rapidly. So it is much necessary to put Separate AGM for EB wing to catch more premium subscribers.
The Administration told that all the matter is to be considered positively.
The newly selected District body of SNEA (I), Dhamapuri met General Manager , Dharmapuri on 28/11/2013. And the New body was introduced to him. view photos.
The Annual general body meeting of SNEA(I) / Dharmapuri SSA was convened on 23-11-2013 at Ruby Hall, RKV HOTEL, Krishnagiri. In the presence of Com.S.Sundarakrishnan, Circle President, Com.M.Gopinathan, Circle secretary, Com.R.Rajan, CHQ Treasurer, Com.V. Jayaraman, Circle Finance Secretary, Com.T.K.Senthoor Pandian, COS, Com.P.Loganathan, COS, Com.K.J.Kishore Kumar, CWC Member, Special Invitee Com. R.Muthiyal and Com.K.V.Ganesh, DS / Coonnoor SSA our senior comrade M.Rajagopal hoisted the National flag and Com.K.Nanjundan District president hoisted the SNEA(I) flag. District president Com.K.Nanjundan, presided over the 5thAnnual general body meeting and also the
Open house Session. Com. K.Vithyasagar welcomed the gathering. Com.M.Gopinathan, CS inaugurated the AGB and Com.Voomai Jayaraman, CFS inaugurated the Open house Session. Com.K.Vithyasagar, District Secretary presented the Annual report and Com.Suganthi Baskaran presented the financial report.
Com.R.Rajan, CHQ Treasurer, Com.S.Sundarakrishnan, Circle President, Com.M.Gopinathan, Circle secretary, Com.V. Jayaraman, Circle Finance Secretary, Com.T.K.Senthoor Pandian, COS, Com.P.Loganathan, COS, Com.K.J.Kishore Kumar, CWC Member, Special Invitee Com. R.Muthiyal and Com.K.V.Ganesh, DS / Coonnoor SSA participated and addressed the gathering. District Secretaries of sister Association and Trade unions also felicitated the AGB meeting. From the SSA administration Shri.P.Radha, DGM / Admin. participated in the seminar and addressed the house. In his address he requested to reduce the down time of BTSs which is drastically affecting the revenue growth. Further he insisted to provide quality service to subscribers, to improve Wimax Service and also to achieve 100 days programme target.
High light of the Open house session is participation of eminent and leading educationalist, industrialist and Social worker.Dr.P.Selvam, M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil, Ph.D., D Litt., Chairman, P.S.V.Groups of Collegesstressed in his address that services should not be tailor made, it should satisfy the requirement of the subscriber. Though he is getting very good response from BSNL, still some requirements are yet to be settled by BSNL. He informed that though several private operators are approaching on daily basis for the switch over from BSNL, he will not move from BSNL since it is a Govt. company and he is having faith on BSNL. He advised that we should not feel our self that we are giving satisfactory service to the customers, if we think so then from that spot our declination will start. For providing quality service to customers there should not be any limit. Shri.J.Natarajan, MD, Arya Bhavan Hotels and Sweets & President Hotel Owners Association in his address mentioned that he is having close and sweet relationship with our staff from NUMBER PLEASE ERA. He mentioned that during 1972 only one Arya Bhavan and very few hotels were did business at Krishnagiri but now in and around more than 60 Hotels are there. We are still sustaining for 41 years only by maintaining quality,good service to customers and also by increasing franchisee ship. By increasing franchisee ship at potential areas only we can survive, this will match for BSNL also. We are having trust on BSNL which is a Govt company serving for the public, without letting down our hope and trust you all should work hard. For providing quality service. Shri.G.S.Lakshmi Narayanan, Secretary, Guru Seva Trust, Krishnagiri who is a social worker and also a humorist requested to do the work with satisfaction and love. Patriotism should also be there, so that people are still sticking with BSNL. Good Service should be delivered not only for eminent people and businessmen; it should be delivered to ordinary lay man also. This is the time to correct our self, every individual has to correct them self. He insisted that we should introspect our self and informed that Life is a Camera, face it with smile.
In the afternoon session Our Veteran Leader of Dharmapuri SSA Com.T.Vediappan, DGM, Com.R.Chinnsay, SDE, Com.D.Subramanian, SDE, Com.V.Murthy, SDE, and Com.Dhanapal Durai Singh were felicitated on their retirement on superannuation. Com.C.P.Manas, Ex. Joint DS, Dharmapuri SSA who is working at Malapuram, Kerala on his request was given a warm farewell. Dharmapuri SSA is of unique nature where all young comrades are members of our association. Com.R.Rajan, CHQ Treasurer explained in depth the role of SNEA(I) in settling their genuine grievances.
The following were unanimously elected as new office bearers.
President : Com K.Vithyasagar, AGM.
Secretary : Com B.Mahesh Kumar, SDE
Treasurer : Com Suganthi Baskaran AGM
CEC Member : Com.K.Nanjundan, DE
Com.B.Mahesh Kumar and his young team made excellent arrangements for the AGB meeting at Krishnagiri.
Com.B.Mahesh Kumar rendered vote of thanks.