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21/09/2015
23-Sep-2015

Com Dilip Saha CS, com Nirmal Sarkar, President and com Shankar Sanyal/ Jt Secy(E) met Shri S.K. Samanta, GM/ HR & Admin to draw his attention to the erroneous longest stayee list in respect of SDEs sent to Corporate Office and requested for immediate intervention to correct the same. We expressed concern over wrong list, if operated upon by corporate office would lead to unjust transfer and lots of hassle for cancellation of the same. Association proposed to provide breakup   to which GM acquiesed and agreed to seek for clarification after discussing with CGM. Association requested to have a word with personnel section at Cor Office not to operate on the list till the matter is settled.

Association also raised the issue of sudden discontinuance of training in respect of EPP upgradation. GM contended that the order of CTD stands no more valid after issuance of order from Corporate Office envisaging training only for those who are 55 years and above. Association stated the of CTD was issued after due contemplation by the then CTD administration and is no way in conflict to Corporate office order.

CS writes to CGM on incorrect longest stayee list in respect of SDEs pl click here for the letter

CS writes to CGM requesting to continue with upgradation training for the executives of CTD.pl click here for the letter.

Letter to CGM on invoking training on EPP
23-Sep-2015
14/09/2015
15-Sep-2015

Com Dilip Saha CS, Com Nirmal Sarkar President, Com Shankar Sanyal AGS, Com Prasanta Ghosh Org Secy, Com Manjushree Bhattacharya and Com A.K. Majhi met Shri S. Banerjee GM(West) to discuss on plight of services and HR issues. Com Prasanta Ghosh pointed to the initiative taken by the field executives to lay cables and make provision for connections. In matter of requisition of stores and its shortage, it is noticed that large number of surrenders stunts the justification for further requisition. Area Srirampur, being located on the fringe of CTD and covering a large expanse of area, it has become real tough to manage the show with acute shortage of staff. The principle of manning with resources available within the area, definitely calls for comprehensive planning for judicious deployment of manpower and other resources. Association has expressed severe resentment for non-compliance of orders leading to jeopardizing of services and setting detrimental precedents. Association assured to cooperate in this regard to its best extent without any prejudice.

CS pointed to the critical situation arising out for improper functioning of ERP allegedly due to computers of older versions. Association felt for immediate upgradation or new procurement to synergise the working on ERP platform. GM took cognisance of the issue and assured to do the needful on immediate basis.

12/09/2015
15-Sep-2015

GS, President, JtS(C) alongwith Chairman met ED(NB)/Chairman of the Jt committee and held discussions on the recommendations on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and first TBP after 4 years. GS/AIGETOA and other office bearers of AIGETOA were also present. More or less the recommendations on CPSU cadre hierarchy are to our expectations as reported in the AIC. Further, after discussion the residency period for first TBP able to bring down from 6 to 5 years for the future promotions.

On the 3rd agenda of first TBP after 4 years w.e.f 01.10.2004 to address the anomaly, Chairman is of the firm opinion that this anomaly is rectified now and there is no anomaly when E2, E3 pay scales are implemented. On E2, E3 scales, a JTO will not reach minimum of E3 scale even in 6 years and so, no anomaly remains, according to the Chairman. Further Chairman added that when it will be implemented from 01.10.2000, huge financial implications will come which the management and DoT will not agree at all. After detailed discussions it was agreed to recommend to reduce the maximum residency period from 6 years to 5 years notionally w.e.f 01.10.2000. The Committee recommendations on both issues are signed by both the General Secretaries of SNEA and AIGETOA. Other members are to sign the recommendations.

Salient features are:

  1. a)Time Bound Functional promotion will be allowed from JTO/JAO à SDE/AO-à Sr SDE/Sr AO -à DE/CAO and equivalent cadres without linking with availability of posts and delinking from seniority with bench mark of “Good”.

  2. b)The residency period reduced from 6 to 5 years for the first TB promotion from JTO/JAO -à SDE/AO and equivalent cadres. In short the residency period for all the promotions will be 5 years. A JTO/JAO will become a DE/CAO in 15 years.

  3. c)DE/CAO to DGM promotion will be depending upon the availability of vacancies. However in case DGM promotion is not getting after 5 years due to non availability of vacancies, DGM scale will be offered with designation of “Jt DGM”.

  4. d)Further pay scale upgradation from DGM to JAG SG (E5 to E6) will continue with 5 years.

Comrades, this vital breakthrough was possible only due to SNEA struggle in April – May, 2015. In the discussion with SNEA on 06.05.2015, CMD agreed to reconstitute the Joint Committee with new Chairman and set a target of 15.08.2015 to complete the recommendations. Our demand for first TBP after 4 years also added as a new agenda. Further CMD directed the committee to meet atleast once in a fortnight.

Our struggle for standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc, TB functional promotion or CPSU cadre hierarchy and first TBP after 4 years are started getting positive response after so many years.

11/09/2015
15-Sep-2015

The delegates/ participants to XXIX AIC held from 4th Sept to 7th Sept 2015 at Jaipur, Rajasthan returned to their respective fields armed with information on BSNL’s state of affairs and resolute to turn around the vehemoth organisation to its former glory. The Open Session had glitterati of corporate honchos, senior officers of BSNL and invitees from other association/unions to grace the occasion. The star presence of CMD, Dir HR, Dir EB, CGM/Rajasthan Circles and others indeed lit up the occasion outstandingly befitting to the event. Thousands of delegates from all across the nation heard to these great leaders with rapt attention and echoed both concern and prospect deliberated by the guests. The house thundered commitment to turn around BSNL, the dais held out promises to address issues raised by the association. The issue of E2/E3 IDA payscales, 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruitees, First TBP after 4 yrs, implementation of CPSU Hierarchy, immediate measure in court of law to go for JTO to SDE promotion under seniority quota, gearing up for publishing LDCE etc was comprehensively addressed conveying positive gestures to resolve the same Association pointed to its objection on formation of subsidiary of tower company , merger of BSNL and MTNL without taking care of HR issues and liabilities of MTNL in market. Association expressed concern on 60:40 ratio for payment of pension and demanded for pension revision. The house gave standing ovation to the guests who had helped out to draw a plan for future course of action and profusely thanked CMD for his concern and confidence too, to ensure extending benefits of the ensuing 3rd PRC to all concerned. The delegates of CTD deliberated on critical issues besides the general ones. It expressed concern on JTO offtg who are to be immediately granted fixation of FR 22 1a1 and issues plaguing accounts-pointing to unfair posting orders, bringing promotion to the cadre of CAO on line with engineering cadre by diverting the posts from MT quota. The delegates made a strong demand to put all out effort to make way for promotion from JTO to SDE in seniority cum fitness quota. CTD also expressed concern on reversion of JTOs who had their promotion from Assam Circle and demanded for immediate stay on the process.

Com Sankar Sanyal was elected as Joint Secretary East in the new body formed in the AIC.

11-09-2015
15-Sep-2015

Com CS, Com President and Com Jt Secretary (East) met CGM/CTD to protest against the committees report on transfer policy. Association find it completely ultravire to existing Corporate Office rules and there is enough provision to forward the cases of transfer prayer of those who completed two years of service within the review period as envisaged in corporate office rules. The local committee has no locus standi to reform on transfer rules pertaining to all india cadre. The concept of forwarding without recommendation holds no meaning since it gives utter negative impression of executives concerned. Association strongly demanded to forward the cases completing two years of service in CTD and suggested to put in strong note for substitutes to Corporate Office.

10-09-2015
15-Sep-2015

XXIX All India Conference of SNEA(I) at Jaipur, Rajasthan was inaugurated by Ms Sujata T Ray, DIR(HR), BSNL Board on 05th Sept, 2015. Sri Mohammed Ashraf Khan, Executive Director(NB) and Sri R. K. Mishra, CGMT, Rajasthan Circle also addressed the conference. The First day conference was held at Tagore NRI International School Auditorium, Jaipur.

 Assn brought to the notice of DIR(HR) the important HR issues to be resolved as early as possible to motivate the Executives. When BSNL management is trying to revive the company, motivation of the employees, especially the Executives is most important, Assn pointed out. Among the pending issues, standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc, implementation of Time Bound Functional promotion or CPSU cadre hierarchy, 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees, first TBP uniformly after 4 years w.e.f 01.10.2000 to address the anomaly in first TBP, pay anomalies (Pay protection/fixation of officiating promotion, senior drawing less pay than juniors, Antedating of increment etc) are the major ones. The promotion in various cadres held up due to court cases. These issues are to be resolved in a time bound manner, Assn requested. 

 DIR(HR) given a motivating address to the 1,200 delegates assembled in the auditorium. She outlined her vision on HR policies, HR plan, transfer policy, promotions, recruitment and above all the keen interest in resolving the long pending HR issues. She admitted that the HR issues were neglected in the past. DIR(HR) assured the house that whatever the positive recommendations made by the Joint Committee, it will be implemented in true spirit. Special rect in JTO cadre will be done for shortage Circles.

 Sri Mohammed Ashraf Khan, Executive Director(NB) in his address explained how the Joint Committee is trying to address the HR issues of the Executives. In the Jt Committee, SNEA has given valuable inputs which helped the committee to conclude the recommendations on two important issues, standard pay scales and CPSU cadre hierarchy, he said. Sri R. K. Mishra, CGMT, Rajasthan Circle also addressed the AIC. He explained the need for a transparent policy doing justice to all the employees which will motivate all of them.

A grand open session was held on the first day of the AIC, in the evening on 05.09.15 at Tagore International School Auditorium. More than 1,400 delegates across the country and comrades of Jaipur attended the open session. Shri Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman Cum Managing Director/BSNL was the chief guest. Shri I. K. Bhat, Director, NMIT, Jaipur, Shri N. K. Gupta, Director(CFA)/BSNL Board etc were the other guests. Revival of BSNL and the measures to be taken for the revival was the only point for discussion. GS Com K Sebastin made the key note address clearly outlining the measures required to be taken for the revival of the company. 

CMD in his address outlined the various initiatives taken by the Management and Govt in reviving the company. He mentioned that in 2006, BSNL was in no 1 position but due to non-procurement of GSM equipment, we lost almost the entire 2G market upto 2012 when the mobile sector growth was at its peak. After that, now Phase VII expansion almost completed. Potential western zone suffered due to RQ for M/s ITI. We are trying to address west zone issues also. We missed the 2G bus of voice but we should not miss the data bus. BSNL is going on a large scale on Wi-Fi hotspots to compete with other operators. Transmission network will be expanded especially for eastern zone. On Tower subsidiary, its merit and de-merits are to be evaluated and accordingly decision is to be taken. Recent initiatives of the management in “Night free call” and “free roaming” are to be given wide publicity and marketing. By this, BSNL got a good opportunity to bounce back. The landline, mobile and Broadband figures of July and August is very much encouraging. We should work together targeting 3rd PRC. All types of corruption, looting the company as well as shirking from the duties and responsibilities, are the major issues to be addressed, CMD opined.

Sri N. K. Gupta, DIR(CFA) in his address focussed on the initiatives taken by the management to streamline the procurement processes, modernization of switches, CDR and ERP implementation, tender for convergent billing, tender for Wi-Fi, etc. DIR(CFA) clearly told that quality of our service is going to decide our future. If BSNL and its employees able to provide seamless service to the customers, then we need not worry at all. But in this front lot of issues are there, we have to improve a lot.

Shri I. K. Bhat, Director, NMIT, Jaipur in his addressed mainly explained the requirement of the customers today. They want 24 hours connected, who is able to provide this service, customer will remain with them. Since competition is very much, the operator providing fault free service and 24 hours connectivity will survive and emerge as the leading company consolidating the customer base.

Eminent trade union leaders Com Baby Thomas, Secretary General/NCOA, Com Chandeshwar Singh, General Secretary/NFTE, Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy General Secretary/BSNLEU, veteran leaders Com W. Seshagiri Rao and Com Namboodiri, Com V. K. Thomar, President/NCOA and General Secretary/MTNLEA, Com A. K. Kaushik, General Secretary/TEAM, Com Rajendra Khanna, President/SNATTA, Com R. P. Shahu, General Secretary/AIGETOA, Com Rakesh Sethi, General Secretary/AIBSNLOA addressed the open session.

Keynote address by the GS in the open session

07-09-2015
15-Sep-2015

XXIX All India Conference of SNEA(I) at Jaipur, Rajasthan inaugurated by Ms Sujata T Ray, DIR(HR), BSNL Board. Sri Mohammed Ashraf Khan, Executive Director(NB) and Sri R. K. Mishra, CGMT, Rajasthan Circle also addressed the conference.

A grand open session was held in the evening at Tagore International School Auditorium. More than 1,400 delegates across the country attended the open session. Shri Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman Cum Managing Director/BSNL was the chief guest of the open session. Shri I. K. Bhat, Director, NMIT, Jaipur, Shri N. K. Gupta, Director(CFA)/BSNL board, Shri R. K. Mishra, CGMT/ Rajasthan Circle, Com Baby Thomas, Secretary General/NCOA, Com Chandeshwar Singh, General Secretary/NFTE, Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy General Secretary/BSNLEU, veteran leaders Com W. Seshagiri Rao and Com Namboodiri, Com V. K. Thomar, President/NCOA and General Secretary/MTNLEA, Com A. K. Kaushik, General Secretary/TEAM, Com Rajendra Khanna, President/SNATTA, Com R. P. Shahu, General Secretary/AIGETOA, Com Rakesh Sethi, General Secretary/AIBSNLOA. 

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