cabinet has approved the proposal of Merger of 50% IDA with
Basic from 1-1-2007. Our struggle in Dec 2006 from the platform
of Central Co-ordination Committee of Officers Association in
CPSUs has yielded result. Congratulations to one and all.Click
For PIB News. >>>>>>
Office Bearers Meet at Mettur Dam:Circle
office bearers meet of
SNEA TN circle
was conducted at Mettur Dam Salem
district on 21.01.2008 Monday at PWD Old Guest House . Com.
L.Jayapal,Circle President presided over the meeting.
Com.R.Ashokan AGS addressed the meeting. Com.K.Balakrishnan CS
presnted Report. Com.S. Sundarakrishnan Circle Treasurer
presented Financial Report. All circle office bearers actively
participated and Discussion was held regarding Joint Forum
Agitation , Implementation of Hyderabad United forum of Executives
meet decisioncs and Organisational matters. It
was resolved to fight to get Success on all matters concerning
us as resolved in Hyderabad by involving all executives on
Promotion upto Sr JAG, No MT Recruitment , Immediate Review of
Transfer policy. There should not be any Transfer
involving station changes. Discussions
were conducted on improving market share , provision of Broad
was decided in TN Circle office bearers meet to create public
awareness on the matters concerning our United Forum agitation
"Why NO IPO " , BSNL Mobile Tenders and other issues.
The first press meet was conducted at Mettur on the same day and
Circle President, Circle Secretary , Circle Treasurer and AGS
explained to the press and wide press coverage was given. Our
Thanks to Salem Dist Secretary and BS Mettur for arranging Press
meet on short notice.
Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations of Non-Executives and
Executives Serve Trade Union notice. The Non-Executives and
Executives of BSNL will go on an indefinite strike from 0600 hrs
Hour demonstrations and wearing of Black badges agitation was
successfully held in
Large number of SNEA members participated .
issued by BSNL CO for the payment of IDA at revised rate of
78.6% w.e.f 01-01-2008. Order
No.14-1/2004 PAT (BSNL) dated 23-01-2008 >>>>>
forum of executives and non executives decides to go
for Lunch hour demonstration at all the levels on 21st
Jan., 08 Monday and indefinite strike from 26th Feb.,08. All
the Circles/ Dist/Branch Office Bearers are requested to ensure
successful implementation of the Joint Forum agitational
Real testing time for one and all in BSNL committed to growth of
BSNL and safeguard and protect it from being sold.
Expose and defeat the agents of vested interests in and outside
the government determined to sell BSNL to the vested interests.
to be focussed are: Viability of BSNL-(continued payment of ADC,
USO fund, licence fees reimbursement), Procurement of GSM
equipment, Withdrawal of order of 16th June, 2007 of DOT
regarding liability of government for payment of pension to
absorbed employees in BSNL, Navratna status, Immediate
absorption of ITS Gr A and abandoning of introduction of VRS.
Joint forum of executives and non executives decides to go in
for indefinite strike w.e.f 26th Feb.,08 to defeat the sinister
move of the government to disinvest its 10% equity in BSNL to
thus pave the way towards gradual but definite privatization of
BSNL. Make complete organizational preparation at all the levels
to make indefinite strike from 26 th Feb. 08, total at all the
levels to safeguard and protect BSNL from being sold to vested
interests by the govt.
Office Bearers Meet
to Joint Action call on IPO issue the Circle office bearers meet
scheduled on 21-01-08 is postponed to 28-01-08 Monday at the
same venue. All circle office bearers are requested to attend
NEWS ON 50% DA MERGER:
DA merger for BSNL staff has been approved by Finance Ministry
and this proposal is likely to be approved very shortly by
Office Bearers Meet at Mettur Dam:Circle
office bearers meet of
SNEA TN circle will be conducted at Mettur Dam Salem
district on 21.01.2008 Monday at PWD Old Guest House
Mettur Dam from 10 AM onwards. Com.
L.Jayapal,Circle President will preside over the meeting. All
circle office bearers are requested to attend the meeting.
Discussion will be held on the points to decide the future tasks
, challenges to us and BSNL and regarding the discussions held
at Hyderabad United forum of Executives meet. For
further details regarding venue/ accomodation please contact
Com. N.Radhakrishnan, Branch Secretary, Mettur Cell No:
9486106227 or Com. M.R.Thiyagarajan Dist Secretary Cell
from Hyderabad united forum Meet
United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations in its
meet at Hyderabad unanimously adopted the following
Withdrawal of MT RRs and functional promotions on time Bound
basis upto SG/JAG as envisaged in terms and conditions of
absorption of Group 'B' officers.
review of Executive Transfer Policy.
absorption of ITS officers in BSNL and Non filling up of BSNL
posts by deputationists on adhoc/Regular basis.
settlement of pending issues related to the Executive Promotion
delay in settlement of the issues will force United Forum
to start Organizational Actions .
with Director(F)/BSNL board, Sh.S.D.Saxena:-
GS, AGS, Com khan and CS/UP(E), Com Pallab Bose, met
Director(F)/BSNL board and discussed with him the issues
relating to granting of Navratna status to BSNL and tax on
Circle issues posting orders to the SDE/DEs promoted :Congrats
- All the JTOs who are promoted to TES GR B are posted to their
Promotion - Except two Comrades all were posted to
the SSAs where they were officiating.
with Secy/DOT: GS, along with CHQ VP, Com S.D.Choudhry, met Secy
and discussed the following issues.
1000 vacancies of JTOs for accommodating qualified TTAs - 2006
&2007 quota released.
A) Option to continue in CDA scale till retirement/promotion.
B) Navratna status of BSNL:
C) Extending benefit of 5 years to Gr B officers absorbed in
BSNL and opting for VRS:
No.5-4/2007/Pers IV/1 dated 26-12-2007
No.5-4/2007/Pers IV/1 dated 26-12-2007
to 621 SDEs who are promoted to STS - Orders issued. All
the 61 officers from TN circle are posted on promotion to TN
click here for the List>>
thank our GS Com. G.L.Jogi for his efforts in getting to all the
comrades posted in TN Circle.
of JTOs to SDEs against 75% seniority cum fitness quota. Orders
Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations takes
up the case regarding Valuation of Perquisites of
Accommodation in respect of BSNL Employees in occupation of
staff quarters for the purpose of Income Tax with BSNL and the
BSNL board decides to take up the issue with Ministry of
Finance and decides to keep the instructions issued on 27-11-07
to Recover income TAX liablity from the Salary in abeyance till
further orders.( Click
for BSNL Letter dated 13-12-07)
Com.G.L.Jogi participates in the meeting of Joint Committee of
BSNL Management and Executives' Associations
representatives on 13-12-07 and continued the
discussions on the issues refered . Meeting will be
continued on 14-12-07.
Circle issues Officiating arrangement in the grade of
338 JTOs for 180 days with
effect from 13.12.2007 in the respective stations where they had
been officiating prior to reversion on 11.12.2007.Click
for the order
OF 50 % DA:
V. Suburaman, GS/TEPU, alongwith Sh C. Kuppuswamy, MP &
President/TEPU met Sh. Santosh Mohan Dev, Hon'ble Minister
HI&PE on 7th Dec.,07. Sh. T.R.Balu, Honble Cabinet Minister
for surface transport and Sh R. C. Panda, Secretary/DPE were
also present in the meeting. On the issue of merger of 50%
IDA with basic, Hon'ble Minister is understood to have
reiterated the commitment he made to COAI, an affiliate of
CCCOCPSUs, a few days before that he shall get the approval of
the cabinet regarding merger of 50% IDA very shortly and that
the orders shall be issued very soon.
Tamilnadu Telecom Circle offers one
its new customers who book basic phone (landline/WLL) connection
at CSC/CSR upto 31-01-2008 .
is offering one Free Excel General Prepaid Card to the Post paid
customer, Customers can contact the nearest BSNL Customer Care
Centre to get the Free Prepaid SIM card with the current month's
Post paid invoice.
has launched a new Broadband Home Plans for voice and data uses.
These plans are Broadband Home 500C and Broadband 500C+ combo
plans. These plans are available with night unlimited option
(0200 Hrs - 0800 Hrs).Broadband Home 500C and Broadband 500C+
combo plans are applicable w.e.f. 1st November 2007.
meeting of the committee consisting of officers of the BSNL
Management and the GSs of the United Forum constituted to
address the issues of career growth of executives of BSNL
held on 5-12-07. The Committee members had General discussions
in detail on the issues i.e. (a) Impact of the induction of
Management Trainees on the promotional aspects of Executives (b)
Implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy in BSNL (c)
Regularization of all the existing adhoc STS officers and
filling up of existing STS vacancies on regular basis and (d)
Pending issues related to Promotion Policy like Service
weightage etc. The
Joint Committee members from Management and Associations
side decided to meet again on 13th and 14th Dec,
2007 (Two days) to continue the discussions with specific
OF 50 % DA:
GOOD NEWS: Congratulations
to all members, SNEA CHQ
Leadership, Co-ordination committee of CPSU Officers
of heavy industries and DPE Shri Santosh Mohan Deo had assured
delegation of Central Public Sector units officers association
that Government had conceded demand for merger of 50% DA in
basic pay w.e.from 1st January 2005 and
announcement of this decision will be made in next few days.
This will only be implemented in Profit making PSUs.
congratulate our GS, CCCOCPSUS, and all its constituents for
this important development and are confident that CCCOCPSUs
shall continue to focus important issues relating to CPSUs in
understood to have signed an agreement with DOT on the
terms and conditions of absorption of ITS Gr A in BSNL
and MTNL with DOT. The agreement is expected to be
approved by the Cabinet after which the process of
absorption will commence. Absorption process is expected
to be resumed in Jan.,08. This is a very positive development
considering the impact that uncertainty of absorption of Gr A
is already having on the viability of BSNL.
and GS AIBSNL EA, Com Prahlad Rai, met Director(HRD)/
BSNL and firmly pleaded with and urged upon him to fill up
all the existing unfilled 3600 STS vacancies.
Director(HRD) categorically assured that immediately after the
release of the promotion order of about 600 SDEs to STS on
adhoc basis, all the remaining STS vacancies will be
definitely filled up on a time bound basis. Director(HRD)
also solicited active support from the Associations in
the matter of collection of missing ACRs and vigilance
a follow up action of the settlement arrived at between the BSNL
management and the United Forum of Executives on 22nd Nov
2007, BSNL Management has initiated appropriate action by
constituting two different committees as already reported by
this Association .
The first committee will go into the specific issues relating to
career growth of Executives in BSNL. >>>>>>>>>.
The second committee will examine and discuss the suggestions of
the constituents of United forum have been asked to submit on
view of the positive gesture shown by BSNL Management in terms
of constituting the committee to address our charter of demands,
including the decision to defer action on recruitment of Management
trainees, United Forum has decided to call of the programme
of mass Casual leave/Earned leave on 23rd Nov 2007. Congrats
to all Comrades..... Keep up your Fighting Sprits..... Great
Victory for Unity and Strength of Executives!!!!
Our future course of action and strategy will be decided and
finalised in the joint meeting of Circle Secretaries at Hyderabad
on 30 th Nov 2007.
arrived between BSNL Management and the United Forum :
In the backdrop of notice for agitational programmes served
by of the United Forum of BSNL Executives Associations
in support of the demands related to the career aspirations
and other related issues , series of meetings were held
between constituent groups of United Forum and BSNL Management.
Finally the following were agreed
I. A Committee comprising of members from Management and
one representative of each of the four constituent groups
of the United Forum shall be formed to look into the genuine
career aspirations of Executives and other related issues
mentioned in the Charter of demands and the needs of the
Company. The Committee will be required to submit its
recommendations within three weeks time. Until then, notification
for recruitment of Management Trainees as per already
notified RRs shall remain deferred.
II. The United Forum appreciated the gesture shown by
the Management and reciprocating the same, agreed to call
off their agitation in the larger interests of the Company.
Rai ----------Hameed Roy ------Y.B.Thippesh ----G.L.Jogi
AIBSNLEA --AG.S., AIGETOA --G.S., NTEA -----G.S., SNEA(I)
to TN Comrades...... There is Tremendous Response from
our Comrades through out TN Circle..... Spontaneous Action
by comrades in submitting CL forms ..... Thanks
for keeping our TN Circle in top position.... With your
active involvement we can Succeed.
casual leave on 23-11-07 a grand Success by
involving 100% members. Branch Secretaries are
requested to collect C.L application in the CL/ELPerforma(PL
from the Members and give it to the controlling officers .
The information should be given to the Divisional
the Circle office Bearers are requested to Co-ordinate with the
Divisional Secretaries in collecting CL application from
members. The details of
mass CL/EL should be passed on to Com.Rajasekar DS Chennai
Division III on Mobile No 94861 07027 by the District
secretaries cadre wise . Total Strength/Number of Leave
Application Submitted / on Regular Leave. This information
should be given before 1 PM on 22-11-07.
DAY MASS CL ON 23-11-07: United Forum has served further
Organisational action Notice to CMD BSNL .Circle
and activists of the organization at all the levels must make
all the arrangements and preparation to monitor and effectively
implement the protest action programme of availing CL/EL
by all on 23 rd Nov.,07.
to CMD >>>>>>
NO 4 FROM GS >>>>>>>>
to all the Comrades of TN who made the Dharna
Great... Great... Excellent ....Success.....in all
the Districts of TN.
10.30 AM in the morning we got enthusiastic Reports of massive
and total participation from all the Districts.
of to all Comrades !! Our sincere Thanks and Great Salute to all
pretenent organisations for their active support. We showed our
Strength and Solidarity in the battle. We are marching
towards a better tomorrow which will give birth to victory.
Under the leadership of our beloved GS Com. G.L.Jogi let us
achieve a great future to all the BSNL Executives. You
know that on 30th November at Hyderabad our CHQ office bearers
Circle Secretaries and leaders from UF take decisions on our
future path of actions.We
expect the same sprit and fight till we Succeed.
no. 3 from General Secretary >Click>>.
Appealing the rank and file of SNEA() across the country to
make the 14th Nov, Day long Dharna successful.
Nagarcoil District launches its Web Site http://sneangc.tripod.com/
JTOs joins SNEA enmass : In a convention conducted at Salem
65 offg JTOs from TN joins SNEA . WE welcome them. Circle Secretary
Com. Balki Circle President Com.L.Jayapal , CWC Member Com.
K.Rathakrishnan and DS Com. MRT addresses the convention.
no. 2 from GS, Stressing on the need of unity amongst all executives
for the forthcoming agitational programme.>>click>>
Joint Circular of United Forum Click
Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations (SNEA(I), AIBSNLEA and
AIGETOA ) of TN meeting held at Chennai decides to carry out
the Trade Union Programmes in a grand success manner.
(1)MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION - 2/11/2007(FRIDAY)-
in all the SSA Head quarters .
- 14/11/2007 (WEDNESDAY) - in all the SSA Head quarters.
Chennai along with Chennai Telephones United Forum of BSNL Executives
- Demonstration on 2-11-07 in front of the O/O CGM Chennai Telephones
, Purasavakkam , Chennai and Massive Dharna on 14-11-07 in front
of the o/o the CGM TN Circle Anna Road , Chennai.All
the Comrades should participate in the programmes and make it
a grand success.
BRANDING OF BSNL PRODUCTS & SERVICES: BSNL
has decided to have uniform Branding for various products and
services. New Brand names are to be used w.e.from 1st Oct-2007.
HERE TO VIEW NEW BRAND NAMES AND LOGOS.
FORUM OF BSNL EXECUTIVES’ ASSOCIATIONS, serves notice
to BSNL management. The demands are as under. Click
here for notice)
Immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the instructions regarding
recruitment of MTs issued on 13th Sept., 07.
Immediate absorption of ITS Gr A and filling up of all the posts
from STS onwards by the executives of BSNL, not by deputationists.
Immediate Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy.
Regularize all the existing adhoc STS and fill up all the existing
STS vacancies on regular basis.
Put on hold the instructions issued on transfer policy.
Resolve pending issues related to Promotion Policy and service
FACILITY: BSNL has offered as a promotional measure
for 90 days from 1.11.07, night speak facility during off-peak
hours (11PM to 7 AM), for Prepaid cellular services (other than
Excel-Anant) and post-paid services. The rates will be 50% of
the peak-hour charges.
meeting of SNEA TN Circle will be conducted at Erode
on 30-10-2007 Tuesday at hotel "Club Melenchi" Perundurai
Road , Erode . C0m . L. Jayapal Circle
President will preside the meeting. All Divisional Secretaries
, Circle office bearers and CEC members are requested to attend
the meeting. Accomadation will
be arranged from 29-10-07 night onwards at Raja Rajeswari Lodge
Near Sathiamoorthy Hospital Bus Stop. Please contact Com.S.Eswaran
ACS on Cell No. 94861 05957 or Com. P.Chinnasamy DS 94861 06323
or Com.N.Kuppusamy ADS 94861 01726 or Com.P.Thangaraj CEC Member
94861 01819 for arrangements for stay.
revised to 76% w.e.f 1-10-07 from 71.1%
takes up issues of TTAs/officiating JTOs-
A) Fixation under FR 22 1(a)1 in case of officiating JTOs (B)
Personal upgradation of posts of TTAs officiating as JTOs (C)
Diversion of 500 posts of JTOs against outside JTO recruitment
adversely affects the morale of huge number of TTAs and in the
process affects the functioning of the entire Organization also.
GS addresses CMD BSNL >>Pl
participated in a big way in Joint Forum called country wide
day long DHARNA at CGMT office, TN Circle, Chennai and in Demonstrations
in all the branches through out the state. Congrats for massive
ORDER ISSUED::BSNL corporate office issued order for 1.1 of
basic pay as on 1st March-2007 as Bonus for the year 2006-07
with subject to minimum amount of rupees 10,000/-. , Congratulations
to all!(( Click for BSNL Order))
BSNL has launched an all-new Subscriber
Trunk Dialling (STD)/International Subscriber Dialling (ISD)
calling cards, ‘Call Now.’Customers
could make STD/ISD calls from BSNL landline and post-paid mobiles
at low rates. The cards could be used on phones that do not
have an STD/ISD facility.The cards were available in denominations
of Rs. 100, Rs. 300, Rs. 500, Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 2,000. Calls
to the U.S./Canada would be charged at Rs. 4, 3.75, 3.25 and
even Rs. 1.75 depending on the denomination/value of the card.A
calling card costing Rs. 2,000 valid for three months could
be used for making calls to the U.S./Canada at Rs. 1.75, calls
to France and Russia at Rs. 3.25, South East Asia at Rs. 3.25.
11th Oct.,07 Dharna/Demonstrations called by Joint Forum a total
massive Dharna will be conducted in front of the CGM Tamil Nadu
Circle office , Anna Road , Chennai on 11 th October 2007 Thursday.
Demonstrations will be conucted on all branches all over the
Tamil Nadu on the same day.
and all the activists and base level members must cordinate
with other affiliates of the joint forum to make Dharna /Demonstrations
on 11th Oct.,07 successful. This organizational programme is
very important to focus important issues like ITS absorption,
procurement of remaining 22.5 m GSM equipment, granting of Navratna
status etc. SNEA
(I) must play a frontline role in mobilizing support on the
issues and make Dharna/Demonstrations of 11th Oct.,07 a total
the Brief of the proceedings and important decisions taken by
the CWC meet at Thiruvananthapuram on 28th & 29th Sept.,07
Pl go to CHQ Website.
FORUM CALL - ORGANISE MASSIVE DHARNA ON 11th OCTOBER 2007- Letter
YOU ALL A HAPPY BSNL DAY- "BSNL VISION IS TO BECOME THE
NUMBER ONE SERVICE PROVIDER IN ASIA".LET US PUT OUR BEST
TO ACHIEVE THE SAME.
CWC MEETING AT TRIVANDRUM was held on 28th and 29th Sep 2007
at RTTC TRIVANDRUM in a grand manner. All the circles were represented
. Shri.J.R.Gupta Dir (Operations) BSNL and Shri.M.Sahu Jt Secretary
DOT and BSNL Board member , Com.V.Subbaraman GS TEPU and Shri.K.S.Srinivasan
CGM Kerala circle graced the open session. Com.S.L.Reddy CHQ
President , Com.G.L.Jogi GS and Com.W.Seshagiri Rao President
NCOA addressed the session. CWC decides to oppose the MT Recruitment
Rules tooth and nail. Oppose the negative points in Transfer
policy. CWC urged to hold DPC for SDE to ADHOC DE for 3500 STS
posts early and the Regularisation of Adhoc DEs immediately.
Viablity of BSNL and new Pay Scales for PSUs was disscussed.
Circle Secretary and all the six CWC members from TN Circle
actively participated in the CWC. Click for Photos
officiating in TN Circle extended by 28 days w.e.f. 24.09.2007.
For SDE/DE officiating
- The Request of the Officers who have completed two years officiating
in a station to other station will be considered. For deciding
DE offg vacancies the vacancies arising on retirement up to
Feb 2008 will be taken in to account.
The issue of condoning
the non officiting periods for the Retiring Comrades is persued
with Circle office and likely to be settled within a week.
Land line Residential
Service Connection FREE CALL LIMIT INCREASED, ROAMING and STD
on GSM CONNECTION APPROVED, ORDERS ISSUED: Pl Click for BSNL
JAG DEL with STD 1500 MCUs per month One GSM Mobile connection
with STD and national roaming & GPRS/MMS facility Rs.1000/-
STS DEL (with STD facility) 1000 MCUs per month and One GSM
Mobile connection with STD and national roaming facility Rs.500/-
Sr.SDE/SDE DEL [with STD facility only on need basis] 800 MCUs
per month One GSM Mobile connection with STD and national roaming
Rs.500/- per month.
JTO/JAO DEL [with STD facility only on need basis] 600 MCUs
per month One GSM Mobile connection with STD and national roaming.
Usage worth Rs.300/- per month.
Select Non-Executives who are provided RSTC in the interest
of service as per prevailing guidelines. DEL without STD facility
600 MCUs per month.
BSNL gets Rs 382.6 cr
revenue from broadband Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)—the
biggest player in the Internet service providers’ (ISP)
segment—generated Rs 382.6 crore revenues from its broadband
home plans in 2006-07. The PSU, which has a market share of
about 43%, got maximum revenues from the southern states, with
Tamil Nadu being the biggest contributor at Rs 67.5 crore.
and syllabus of Competitive examination from JTO(C) to SDE (C)
Conference of Chennai Telephones was held on 18th and 19th September
2007. The Open Session was attended by Sri. M.P. Veluswamy CGM,
Com.G.L. Jogi G.S., Com S.L. Reddy CHQ President ,Com.W. Seshagiri
Rao President NCOA, Com K. Ashok Rao Secretary General NCOA,
Com. T.Issac Jt. Secy. South, Com R. Ashokan AGS, Com. H. Muthu
Treasurer, Com A. Sugumaran , Joint Forum Leaders, Circle President
Com. M. Ranganathan and Circle Secretary Com.V. Sundar. Coms.
M. Munuswamy, S. Venkatraman, H. Ramgopal were unanimously elected
as Circle President, Circle Secretary andd Circle Treasurer
of brief case Supply for the Executives of TN Circle is revised
by CGM TN as JAG and above Rs 2200/- STS Rs 1600/- and Gr B
to Com.S.Muniraj Sr.SDE (Offg DE TX Mtce) Salem and Com.KrishnaKumar
SDE Marketing Tirunelveli and Com. K.Karuppiah SDE IMPCS Tiruchi
for getting selected for Vishist Sanchar Seva Padak Award from
WILL OPPOSE AND DEFEAT THE RETROGRADE PORTION INCORPORATED IN
THE TRANSFER POLICY ANNOUNCED BY BSNL.
before 2nd pay panel:Association made a comprehensive power
point presentation before 2nd pay panel committee covering all
vital issues relating to growth of BSNL, its income, revenues,
profits and growth of its cellular and wired lines. Presentation
also focussed on the future challenges and objectives of BSNL
and our role in achieving those objectives. Important observations
and questions were raised by the members of the committee on
the issues of growth of BSNL and how to accomplish sustained
growth in BSNL.We request the PAY REVISION COMMITTEE to consider
and recommend favorably our following major issues.
Ending disparity in pay scales with MTNL.
IDA pay scales w.e.f 1-1-2007 based on the criterion of multiplying
IDA pay scales as on 1-1-1997 by factor ranging from 3.45 to
Rate of Increment should be 5% of basic pay.
Merger of 50 % IDA with Basic Pay w.e.f. 1-1-2005.
Autonomy to BSNL Board for deciding pay packages based on guidelines
issued by Government.
Periodicity of pay revision should be once in 5 years.
The ratio of B.P. between the highest and the lowest paid employee
should be 10:1.
To make IDA and CDA base same.
Interim relief @ 30 % of salary w.e.f 1-1-2007.
Removal of ceiling on Gratuity
presentation in Power Point submitted to pay panel by SNEA Part
Our persuasion has yielded results! The matter to provide STD
and roaming facility on GSM connections which was pending in
the Management Committee for some time has finally been approved
in the meeting on 30th August 2007.
TN Circle (1)officiating arrangements in the grade of Divisional
Engineer is ordered in respect of the 19 SDEs, (2)Four
posted to officiate as DEs in TN Circle Memo No.
TSA/10-15/2007 dated 26/04/2007 are transferred and posted to
click for the Orders
Coimbatore SNEA Comrades P.Thangaraj Dist President ,
V.Subramaian DS , Puthiavan CWC Member , Senthoor Pandi Circle
Org Secretary and Srikumar ADS met the Director HRD at
Coimbatore and presented a Memorandum and discussed the
issues with him. They discussed the following issues:
infrastructure for broad band
for providing connection on demand.
concession to Corporate Customers to retain them in BSNL.
DPC for Adhoc DE/SDE posts
DOT Service weightage for Time bound promotion.
of Adhoc DEs.
Mobile instruments and STD/Roaming / GPRS for Service
of vacant DGM posts by Look on/Officiating
of Recruitment of Management Trainees.
Stoppage of diversion of SDE/DE/DGM posts.
Bags two CNBC AWAZ Consumers Awards 2007:BSNL
has bagged two prestigious awards namely, the CNBC Awaaz
Consumer Awards 2007 for the
Most Preferred Landline Service Provider and
Most Preferred Broadband Connection Provider in
Indian Telecom Sector.
AWAAZ Consumer Awards were presented by Shri Vilas Rao Deshmukh,
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra to Chairman and Managing
Director, Shri Kuldeep Goyal at a function in Mumbai on
us strive for getting the third prestigious award of Mobile,s as
well, for BSNL in due course of time
company has a fixed line subscriber base of over 4.72
in wireless fixed phones in urban.
wireless fixed phones in rural areas.
recorded a revenue
of Rs 39,715 crores
for the last fiscal.
the last year (2006-07) profit
of BSNL was Rs 7,805 crores.
GS writes to CMD BSNL on finalization
and promulgation of Gr A RRs and regularization of Adhoc STS –
a holistic, not piecemeal, approach
important and immediately warranted. >>>>>>>>>>>
has been registering low growth in addition to its subscriber
base due to capacity constraint and impediments in equipment
procurement, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.Addition to
BSNL's subscriber base has been comparable to that of private
operators in the past, but there has been a decline in growth
lately, Minister of State for IT and Telecom Shakeel Ahmad said
in a written reply.
Due to capacity constraint, BSNL's growth has been comparatively
lesser, he said, adding that the company currently occupies the
third position among GSM operators.
BSNL has placed an Advance Purchase Order on the successful
bidder. The equipment is expected to be available in about six
months from the date of acceptance of purchase order, the
has added over 2.2 lakh telephone users in the month of June and
3.4 lakh in July. The gross addition in telephone connections
was at 8.96 lakh, against surrender or disconnections of 9.47
In a separate query, the Minister said the government has set a
target of nine million broadband connections by 2007, in which
BSNL is expected to contribute in a significant manner.The
government has also planned to provide broadband connectivity to
all secondary and higher secondary schools and public healthcare
centres by 2008, he said.
Sanchar Nigam Ltd as a policy does not provide GSM handsets to
its subscribers and does not procure the same. However, present
tender of 45.5 M GSM lines of BSNL is operational and an Advance
Purchase Order has been issued to successful bidder.
An APO has since been issued to one of the successful bidders.
The bidder has accepted the offer by submitting Purchase Bank
Guarantee (PBG) with some conditions, which are under
evaluation. Equipment is expected to be progressively available
in about six months time from the date of acceptance of Purchase
This information was given by Dr.Shakeel Ahmad, Minister of
State in the Ministry of Communications and Information
Technology in the Rajya Sabha today in a written reply to a
question by Shri Sitaram Yechury.
orders relating to counting of residency period from 1.10.2000
have been issued. Congrats to Comrades of Civil, Electrical,
Architecture, Telecom Factories, CSS, Accounts and Finance who
stood with us with tremendous patience and supported in our
endeavour. Congratulations to one and all>>>Click>>>
& transfer of officers of STS to ITS Gr. A -regarding>>Click>>
of ACP Scheme to the BSNL Employees as per CDA scales applicable
in Government set up-clarification reg.>>Click>>
hours of going on an indefinite strike, officers of public
sector oil companies called off their agitation after the
government agreed on a higher interim relief in lieu of delays
in revising their wages.
45,000 officers in state oil firms including IOC, ONGC, HPCL and
BPCL, began their indefinite strike from 0600 hours on 21 st
August 2007 to press for merger of 50 per cent dearness
allowance with basic pay.Besides
this, release of ad-hoc payment and withdrawal of tax on
perquisites like company-provided accommodation was also
demanded.The Petroleum Ministry had accepted their demand for
giving an interim relief of Rs 60,000-1,20,000 per employee.
conducted a silent protest on 21st August from
0930 hrs to 1130 hrs at Scope Complex, CGO/Lodhi Road, New Delhi
,venue of the meeting of 2nd pay panel of CPSUs.
Members holding highly colourful placards with slogans “we
demand immediate merger of 50% IDA with basic”, “Honour
commitments of Hon’ble PM”, “we pray for justice” and
“save CPSUs - save India” caught prominent attention of the
members of the pay panel as well as its Chairman, Justice Rao. In
support of our demand of merger of 50% IDA with basic, massive
demonstration was held at Chennai,Kolkatta ,Bangalore and other
BSNL Board has taken decision to recruit 300 MTs from outside at
STS in disciples of engineering, finance, marketing and HR.
What is very serious is that while BSNL board has acted with
utmost urgency in finalizing the eligibility condition for
recruitment of MTs from outside and initiating action for their
recruitment, it is not at all concerned to finalize Gr A RRs and
decide regularization of about 4000 adhoc STS officers. Get
ready for a tough and prolonged fight to force the Management to
put in place immediately Gr A RRs and regularize adhoc STS
officers. We have to act organizationally to stop outside
recruitment at STS. Let us start getting ready and make complete
preparation to defeat the designs of BSNL Management.
of the meeting held with Secretary(T), DoT on 2nd August 2007
BSNL to float tender for WiMax - "Indian state-run telecom
firm Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) will float a tender for
WiMax systems" told in a written reply to parliament on
Promotional offer in Tamil Nadu in view of 60th Independence day
: Increased Talk Time
offered from 13 th August to 11 th Sep2007.
are called for from among the officers in the grade of SDEs
(Telecom) to work as Faculty Members in Rajiv Gandhi Memorial
Telecom Training Centre, Chennai-600 027 in the Switching, Transmission
and Information Technology branches. <<Click
for Circle office Letter>>
office bearers meeting was conducted at Coimbatore on 10 th
August Friday with the presidentship of Circle President Com.L.Jayapal.
Com.Asokhan AGS addressed the meeting. Circle office beaerers
discussed about the
Joint Forum Strike conducted on 11 th July, Organisational matters
, SDE/DE Officiating , Time bound promotions , Adhoc DE promotion
and the issues to be taken up at CWC at Trivandrum.
at Trivandrum postponed to the last week of September 2007 due
to unavoidable reasons. Exact date will be intimated soon.
District Secretaries are requested to arrange Protest demonstration
on 10th August 2007 against VRS at SSA HQs.
AGS, Com. Khan
and Anupam Kaul, CS NTR met Jt. DDG(BW) and Jt. DDG(EW) and
discussed about matters relating to Electrical and Civil Wing.
A. JTO to SDE promotion:
After the clearance from SC/ST commission the work relating
to DPC has already started for approx. 48 vacancies. ACRs of
the following zones are Pending ,
Mumbai-05 cases, Guwahati=04 cases, Jaipur- 01 case, Lucknow-1case,
pending: Mumbai-21 cases, Ahmedabad-05 cases,Lucknow-01 case,
Patna-03 cases, Guwahati-04 cases, Banglore-01 case, Bhopal
-3cases, PCE chennai-02 cases, Chennai Tel.- 01 case.
B. SDE to EE promotion:
Due to availability of near future vacancies in the cadre of
EE , the wing has started collecting CRs and following are the
VC pending: Lucknow
-3cases, Meerut-02 cases, Chandigarh-02 cases.
Civil Wing: A. SDE to
EE, DPC: We protested regarding delay in posting of SDE to EE,
DPC. We have come to know that now the file is being put up
for final posting.
B. JTO to SDE, DPC:
The work relating to regularization of adhoc SDEs has already
Common Issues of Civil/
1. Change in procedure
of Accounts exam: We have already stressed for the change of
procedure of the going to be( in the month of oct' 2007) and
the necessary change like conducting a successful training at
any of training centres is already under consideration. We had
taken this issue with Sr. DDG(Electrical) about a fortnight
2. Counting of the resultant
vacancies after SDE to EE(adhoc) DPC: We stressed that resultant
vacancies arising out of adhoc promotion to EE may be treated
as vacant in the cadre of SDE and should be accounted in JTO
to SDE promotion and similarly in case of SDE(adhoc) promotions
etc. We had taken this issue with Sr. DDG(Electrical) about
a fortnight back.
The proposal regarding Competitive exam for 33 vacancies(revised)
in Civil, and 17 vacancies in electrical has already been sent
to DE cell after answering certain clarifications.
addresses Secretary DOT on Commitment of BSNL Management on
service weightage – relevant documents - “Time bound
promotion and service weightage: In the proposed IDA pay scales
for executives, approved by the management committee of BSNL,
it has been suggested under the promotional avenues, that the
executives in BSNL will be allowed up gradation to the next
higher IDA pay scale on a time bound basis, varying between
4-6 years, as may be prescribed for each scale and other attendant
conditions up to the IDA pay scale of JAG selection grade, beyond
which it will depend upon availability of posts and their suitability
and selection for promotion. As regards the weightage for the
past service is concerned, this point will be separately discussed
issues relating to promotion policy Meeting with Secy/DOT on
held a meeting with the representatives of our Association and
AIBSNLEA on the unresolved issues of promotion policy which
were discussed in the meeting with him on 10th Jan,07. The official
side, in addition to Secy/DOT, was represented by Member(F),
Member(S), Member(T), Addl Secy/DOT, Jt Secy(T)/DOT, DDG(EF)/DOT,
DDG(E)/DOT, DDG(SR)/DOT and Director(SR)/DOT. Our Association
was represented by GS, AGS, Com A.A.Khan and AIBSNLEA by their
CHQ President, GS and Treasurer.
the very outset, while expressing our gratitude to Secy/DOT
for convening the meeting, we informed him that in the meeting
on 10th Jan.,07, when the orders on promotion policy were yet
to be issued, we were specifically asked to wait for issuing
of orders on promotion policy and their implementation and the
after that raise issues which have not been addressed. Now that
orders on promotion policy have been, by and large, implemented,
it is high and appropriate time that a serious and immediate
consideration is given to very important unresolved issues relating
to promotion policy. Accordingly, Secy/DOT and other senior
officers of DOT were fully apprised of the following issues
in a comprehensive manner and urged upon to settle the issues
at the earliest.
Functional promotion on time bound basis up to SG/JAG: We explained
in detail the commitment made to Gr B officers at the time of
their absorption in BSNL that promotions from JTO to SG/JAG
would be on a time bound basis, the periodicity varying from
4 to 6 years. Beyond SG/JAG, promotions shall, however, be linked
to the actual availability of posts. This is contained in the
terms and conditions of absorption of Gr B in the form of presidential
orders. The interpretation of BSNL Management that only scales
and not posts are to be given on time bound basis is nothing
but clear breach of Presidential Orders. What is extremely pertinent
in this context is that posts are basically not required for
functional promotions up to SG/JAG and it is only after that
posts are actually needed. Thus the argument of BSNL management
that for promotions from JTO to SG/JAG on a time bound basis
posts are needed is completely untenable. On this issue, however,
Secy/DOT’s response was not quite responsive and encouraging.
Service weightage; Unless some weightage to the service rendered
in DOT prior to absorption in BSNL is given, a highly anomalous
situation is going to prevail wherein officials with 10 years
of service shall get first financial upgradation along with
those having put in 4 years of service. This is quite undesirable
from point of view of manpower management and shall lead to
widespread demoralization. Besides, point to point fixation
is in no way linked to service weightage. Ex Secy/DOT suggested
on a number of occasions to BSNL Management to evolve some kind
of mechanism by which this kind of anomalous situation would
be taken care of, we informed Secy/DOT. The response of Secy/DOT
on this issue was quite encouraging and positive.
No outside recruitment at STS: We very strongly pleaded that
there is absolutely no justification and need to induct MTs
at STS from outside when highly qualified and adequately screened
JTOs are already available in BSNL. These JTOs after getting
full exposure to functioning of BSNL for a reasonable time are
most suited to go to STS through competitive means to take over
higher responsibilities in the Organization. Moreover, the argument
of the BSNL Management that Management Graduates with B Tech
are quite needed at STS level is untenable because no Management
graduate even from a B category management school is going to
join BSNL in STS scale. If BSNL management wants lateral induction
in BSNL, the most appropriate level would be SAG because Management
graduates may be inclined to join at that level. Ex- Secy/DOT
was also of firm view that lateral induction in BSNL should
be SAG level and that there should be absolutely no outside
recruitment at levels below SAG, we informed Secy/DOT, who appeared
to be quite convinced about our arguments.
First financial gradation after five years for those not reaching
minimum of the scale in four years: Huge number of JTOs are
not reaching minimum of next scale even in six years from the
date of their absorption/recruitment in BSNL and they are going
to get their first financial up gradation after six years. When
all subsequent financial up gradations up to SG/JAG have been
capped at five years, there appears to be no justification whatsoever
to cap the first financial up gradation at six years which is
highly discriminatory, Secy/DOT, was apprised, who took a very
positive note of the observations made by us.
Regularization of adhoc STS and continuing abnormal delay in
holding DPC for promotion from SDE to adhoc STS; Very strongly
we conveyed the resentment and large scale demoralization on
account of continuing delay in holding DPC from SDE to STS on
adhoc basis, even though nearly 4000 STS vacancies are available
as on date. Highly agitated and disgusting feelings of our comrades
throughout the country on account of continuing delay in holding
DPC and non regularization of existing adhoc STS was communicated
in very strong terms. While ITS officers not absorbed in BSNL
are getting regular and interrupted promotions from STS to JAG,
JAG to SAG and SAG to HAG, it is unfortunate and unacceptable
that Gr B officers absorbed in BSNL are not even getting adhoc
promotion to STS. Nothing can be more unjust than this grave
injustice. Secy/DOT appeared to be quite concerned and visibly
Issue of deferred option to continue in CDA pay scale up to
the date of promotion/retirement: On this issue, Secy/DOT lost
no time in informing us that the issue is being dealt at highest
level by Member(F)/DOT with the concerned officers in DPE.
Benefit of five years of qualifying service to Gr B officers
having put in 20 years of service and seeking VRS: Secy/DOT
informed that this issue is being dealt with by Member(F)/DOT
with DOP&PW and that its settlement will be further expedited.
Issue of pension under rule 37 A- withdrawal of the order stating
that payment of pension by the govt. would be restricted to
60% of revenues that it gets from BSNL on account of licence
fees, dividends, cess tax etc: Secy/DOT informed that Member(F)/DOT
is already seized of the matter and is fully involved in finalizing
a cabinet note for consideration of the govt.
first hand impression of the meeting is that Secy/DOT is quite
convinced about resolution of certain issues like service weightage,
no outside recruitment at STS, first financial upgradation after
maximum of five years and is also concerned and upset over abnormal
delay in regularization of existing adhoc STS officers and holding
of DPC from TES Gr B to STS. We were categorically assured by
Secy/DOT that he would get back to us after discussing the issues
with BSNL Management, keeping in view our opinion on the issues.
Meeting with Secy/DOT was quite useful and raises high hopes
of resolution of important unsettled issues of promotion policy.
Of course, organizationally, we have to start making hectic
and complete preparation to create sufficient pressure on BSNL
Management to act decisively.
Qualifying Exam for SDE/AEE Civil/Electrical which was scheduled
to be held on 20th to 23rd August-2007 is postponed due to administrative
reasons and is rescheduled from 24th to 27th October-2007 vide
BSNL CO order No-45-I/2006-DE Dated 01-08-2007.
Rules of SDE(Telecom), SDE(Electrical), SDE(Civil), SDE(Arch.)
& AE(Arch.), SDE(Telecom Factories) amended as 67 % and
33 %( ratio of seniority cum fitness quota to LDCE quota) from
existing 75% and 25 % respectively from the vacancy year 2006-07.
Assistant General Secretary, Comrade Vithal Rao, From Karnataka
Circle is no more with us today. He breathed his last at around
11:30 am on 29-07-07 due to a massive heart attack. He was our
young, bold, dedicated and dynamic CHQ office bearer and had
also served as Circle Secretary, Karnataka for a long period.He
was having very good relationship with all the circles of south.
demise is an irreparable loss to the SNEA(I) fraternity. We
express our deep condolences to the bereaved family and pray
to the Almighty to give strength and courage in this hour of
crisis. May, his departed soul rest in peace.
GS holds detailed discussions
with Dir (HRD) on 27th Jul 07 on expeditious resumption of the
DPC process for promotion of SDEs to STS. The Dir (HRD) expressed
very positive sentiments on the issue and replied that he expected
no further hitches/ impediments in going ahead with the process.
He also called the officers concerned and directed them to go
ahead with the DPC process.
SNEA met the Addl Secretary DOT on 27th July 07 and requested
him to intervene with the BSNL Management in his capacity as
BSNL Director Board member to carry out the referendum for BSNL
Forum decides to defer indefinite strike programme till first
week of September 2007. In
the meanwhile intensive mobilization programmes including All
India Convention , State conventions creating awareness among
MPs etc. will be organized during August 2007. The
Minister during his meeting with Joint Forum on 23rd July 2007
expressed his intention to honor the entire tender programmes
and also promised to place the Purchase Orders for the 3G component
in his 23 million already approved.
Secretary to Justice M.J.Rao. Chairman of the Pay panel requested
the Association to make a presentation on SNEA's views in the
next sitting on 8th and 9th August 2007 due to acute shortage
of time. SNEA accepted the second option making the proposal
on 8th and 9th 2007 August 20007 with more time in our disposal.
BSNL Management presented their views at 1 pm on 25th July 2007
before the pay panel.
and NGO President Com.W.Seshagiri Rao held discussion with CMD
BSNL and Director (Finance) on the wage revision proposals to
be presented by BSNL before the Pay panel. They assured that
the proposals were prepared in a very positive manner. They
also confirmed that BSNL is in a much better and comfortable
position compared to MTNL.
of Manpower plan posts sanctioned for 2005-07 - Circle-wise
forum was called for a meeting by Secy/DOT. After Director(O)
explained in detail the decisions taken by BSNL board and approved
by MOC&IT on the issue of tender for procurement of GSM
equipment, Secy/DOT wanted to specifically know the decision
of the Joint forum regarding deferment of strike by fifteen
of joint forum conveyed to Secy/DOT that indefinite strike would
commence shortly in case the original size of 45.5 m with complete
3G component of the tender is not maintained.
There is absolutely no justification in halving the size of
the tender as well as drastically depleting the 3G component
in view of the fact that the committee set up by the BSNL Management
to address the issues of pricing and change of technical specifications
found no substance in the apprehensions raised by MOC and reiterated
earlier decisions of BSNL board. The
unanimous decision of the Joint forum to resort to indefinite
strike in case the original size of the tender with full 3G
component is not maintained has already been conveyed to Secy/DOT
by Convener joint forum. We shall start making extensive preparation
towards going for indefinite strike very shortly and should
start base level mobilization.
us get apprised of some basic issues. A) The price per line
has not been at all reduced. B) The grounds on which Motorola
has been disqualified have been found to be fully valid C) no
arbitrary change in technical specifications has been noticed.
D) Nothing, absolutely nothing, as regards the terms and conditions
of tender has changed. What are then the
grounds for reducing the size of the tender by 50% and virtually
eliminating 3G component? We are
practically back to the same situation were from we started
the struggle. 3G component of 3.5 m for which advance purchase
order, not purchase order, shall be placed is only to save the
tender from collapsing since Motorola has been disqualified
because of its inability to meet technical specifications of
3G. This component is not going to come in near future.
And the tender is reduced to 50% of its original size because
the tender provisions permit maximum reduction of 50% of original
size only. Had there been a provision in the terms of contract
to reduce it to 10%, it would have been reduced to 10%. Additional
Solicitor General, Sh. Gopal subramaniam, has opined that legal
grounds demand the original size of the tender should be fully
retained. That clearly means that the decision to reduce
the tender by 50% is not legally tenable and can be challenged.
What shall be our fate in such a situation
can be easily understood by each one of us and a huge public
and political opinion has to be built as to what are going to
be the deadly consequences of all that is taking place now.
Let us get fully ready for a
real battle, battle which has to be fought with unprecedented
commitment, battle which has to be fought in the enemies (of
BSNL) camp, battle which has to be decisive to define and secure
our future and that of our beloved Company.
will be held at Trivandrum on 7th and 8th September 2007. Accommodation
will be available from 6th to 9th Sept. All CHQ office bearers/Circle
Secretaries/ CWC members should book their tickets in advance.
Notification will be issued shortly.
BSNL board approves fresh proposal for
procurement of first phase of 17 m GSM lines which includes 13.5
m 2G and 3.5 m 3G. The total size of the tender has been reduced
to 50% of the original size of 45 m. Another 5.5 m is from the
II phase of 14m. The ratio of 2G : 3G of 5.5 m of phase II is
yet to be decided. The remaining part of phase II i.e 8.5 m and
whole of phase III i.e 14m is scrapped.
Association invited to formally
submit its views to the 2nd pay panel on 25th
July,07 at 1215 hrs:
submission will be preceded by submission by the
BSNL Management which is to be
made by CMD/BSNL personally. Association is to make
point presentation finalized at
Bangalore recently before
the pay panel and also submit a
detailed report. Com
S.L.Reddy, CHQ President, and Com
president/NCOA, are likely to be
present on 25th July,07 .
to CGM/T&D requesting him to consider a few cases of
modification of posting orders of SDEs on their promotion. CGM
informed GS since he was on leave for about a fort night, he has
no seen the representations and would check up again.
GS writes to
Hon. Prime Minister -
Rapid slide down of BSNL continues
unabated – quickest resolution of the tender issue absolutely
all the Comrades for making today's Strike- a Total Success.
have created tremendous pressure on BSNL/Ministry by the total
Strike in BSNL through out the country.
Based on the assurance given by the Minister of Communications
the Joint Forum decides to defer the strike by 15 days to give
time for the BSNL/ ministry to settle the issue .
Minister of Communications today appealed to call off stir
in the interest of the country and the PSU. He assured the
employees that the interest of BSNL and its employees would be
protected . Immediate action will be taken for procurement of 23
million 2G+3G GSM as soon as the Report from BSNL on quires
raised by minister is received.
We congratulate all the Leaders of Joint Forum at Delhi and
Active participation of all the comrades in the strike has
created history in BSNL Trade Unions. We should continue this
unity for the benefit of BSNL. A right time to get real benefits
Com.Asokhan AGS inaugurated the massive Dharna by SNEA at
Madurai on 10-7-2007.on the same he addressed the members of
Joint Fourum at Trichy.
holding discussion with MOC and BSNL Management Committee the
Joint Forum decides to go on indefinite strike from 11-07-2007.
All units are requested to make necessary preparation to make
the strike programmes a total success.
and total unprecedented, historic Mobilisation of all the BSNL
Comrades arranged by Joint Forum at Salem on 10-7-07. Com. N.Balakrishnan
Circle Secratary addressed the gathering. Thousands of Comrades
participated in the Dharna. Thanks to the media for excellent
Fourum organised a massive Dharna at Dharmapuri with total participation
of all members. Com.N.Balakrishnan Circle Secretary Com.L.Jayapal
Circle President and Com.Vediappan Circle Vice President addressed
the gathering. Dharmapuri SSA Joint Forum arranged demonstration
in all branches on 10th July.
EX MP addressed the Dharna at Chennai. Com.Nanmaran MLA and
Com.Mohan MP addressed the Dharna at Madurai . Com.Mohan emphasised
about the pro private attitude of the Tender and unequalities
will be brought to the notice of ministry in order to release
the Tender immediately.
to all the Divisional Secretaries and Circle office bearers
for their 100 percentage Success in the Dmonstration/Dharna.
Make the indefinite strike a successful one in TN Circle. Thanks
to all the Media for their wide coverage through out the state
in all districts.
the Divisional Secretaries are requested to form the struggle
committee in the joint forum immediately, the agitational programs
as given by all india CHQ are to be carried out in a grand manner
in our circle.
From 5th july -Wearing
From 7th july- Demonstaration
in the branches
9th & 10th july
Com.Asokhan AGS will
participate in dharna on 9th July Trichy & 10th July Madurai.
Our CS Com.K.Balakrishnan will participate on 9th July Dharmapuri
& 10th July Salem.
One day strike on 11th
july - All the circle office bearers, Divisional Secretaries
are requested put their best efforts and ensure full participation
and make it a grand success.
to the decentralization of installation work to SSAs the circle
administration is taking steps in this regard to rearrange the
officers. The options received from officers have been processed
to take necessary action by the circle office. SNEA represented
by Com. Asokhan AGS, Circle President, Circle Secretary and
Circle Treasurer met the Circle Administration three times.
The disturbances will be
minimum. The exemptions will be given to the officers who are
over 58 years of age as on 01.07.2007. A station which is
having no option will be filled by the junior most officer in
the All India Seniority List. Further developments can be had
from the respective DS/CS/any circle office bearers.
1966 SDEs case: In implementing Promotion policy some hurdles
were created in some SSAs. Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer
met the GM Finance in circle office and had fruitful discussion.
The 1966 case is progressing in all India level and also stay
exists. SNEA requested GM to give directions to SSAs to clear
launches Lunch hour demonstration on 25th June,07 and day long
dharna on 29th June,07 at SSA/CGM Hqs to create tremendous compulsion
on the authorities in DOT/BSNL to place the purchase order for
immediate procurement of 45.5 million GSM equipment.
Dist Secretaries ,Branch Secretaries and other office bearers
are requested to fully involve and mobolise the members.
further delay in placing the purchase order will mean death
for us. Let us not allow BSNL to reach point of bankruptcy.
spread Organizational preparation and intense mobilization at
the grass root level for success of the struggle should commence
immediately.Dist Secretaries ,Branch Secretaries and other office
bearers are requested to fully involve and get success.
is displaced to 3rd position in GSM Sector and 4th position
in Cellular (CDMA+GSM) Services. Let us fight it out in the
most committed manner and thus protect BSNL as well as our bread
and butter under all circumstances.
for Organizational actions issued to Hon.Minister for Communication
& IT for Country wide demonstrations and day long Dharna
at SSA/Circle/Corporate office Hqs on 25th/29th June, 07 –
Protest actions against threatening, unwarranted, continuing
and completely unacceptable delay in procurement of 2G/3G GSM
V.S.Balakrishnan GM (Admin) TN Circle retired on 2-6-2007 on
voluntary retirement. We wish him a happy retired life.
GS and AGS, Com Khan, met CMD and
apprised him in detail that restrictions being imposed for
appearing in LDCE against 25% STS vacancies in terms of age,
educational qualifications while finalizing Gr A RRS on the
basis of recommendations of IIM are unjust and unfair and not
really relevant from the point of view of such a gigantic
service organization like BSNL.
They also made a strong plea to
regularize existing Adhoc STS officers.
They also conveyed our anxiety on
account of continuing delay in placing purchase orders for
procurement of first phase of 45.5 million GSM lines and
requested him not to further delay the procurement process.
It is reliably learnt that the 2nd
pay panel of CPSUs has taken a positive decision on the issue of
merger of 50% IDA with basic in their meeting at Hyderabad on 22nd
/23rd May,07. A formal recommendation is expected to
be sent to the government by the wage committee for its
consideration and approval when it meets at Bhubaneswar on 11th/12th
Competetive Exam for promotion of JTOs to
SDEs - Exam scheduled for 10-06-07 has been rescheduled for
Board clears Man Power Plan for 2005-06 creating 3500 new posts
which comprises of 2300 JTO posts, 600 SDE posts, 450 DE posts,
150 JAG posts. This is the fruitful termination of the fervent
and incessant pursuance and follow up by the SNEA.
GS meets Sr.DDG
(Estt) and pursues the DPC from SDEs to Adhoc STS. The Sr.DDG (Estt)
has assured that he will be holding a further meeting with the
Association day after tomorrow to straighten up and settle
pending issues in this regard.
GS and AGS,
Com Khan, met Director
and discussed following issues:
The issue of
holding of verification
was discussed in
detail all the adverse effects of not holding the referendum to
decide who is number one to legitimately represent the issues of
executives. We categorically informed that this Association is
not going to be a silent spectator in case the verification
process continues to be delayed and requested him to convey the
stand of this Association in clear terms to the BSNL Management.
We once again impressed upon
Director (HRD) the need of pleading before the 2nd
pay panel for getting
complete parity with MTNL with regard to IDA pay scales
so that existing anomalous
situation created as a result of lower IDA pay scales for JTOs/SDEs/DEs/DGMs
etc. in BSNL is corrected and JTOs/SDEs/DEs/DGMs etc. get
appropriate equivalent IDA scales of E2/E3/E4 etc. Director (HRD)
assured us that he is in agreement with our stand and have
further discussions with us.
hunger strike :
Members of SNEA and other NCOA members participated in
large numbers in the Hunger strike on Thursday
May demanding merger of 50% of Dearness allowance with basic pay
, Removal of ceiling on Gratuity and other demands.
to JAG Time bound promotion:TN circle issues order for 94 STS
officers on 8/05/07<< Click >>
Time bound Finanacial
upgradation orders have been issued by TN Circle office - JTO to
SDE scale , SDE to SR SDE Scale and Sr SDE to DE Scale.
May 07-Friday: Opposing TRAI Policies-Day
Demonstration along with Joint
Forum on 4th
May was conducted at Chennai and other places in a massive way.
officiating orders issued for 142 SDEs in TN Circle on 26-04-07
for a period of one month due to our consistent efforts .
there was some court cases by some people affecting the DE
officiating issue SNEA was pursuing the case regularly.
There was a trouble legally to follow the officiating
arrangement in DE cadre.
After the CEC meeting the circle Secretary
and circle Treasurer met repeatedly the circle administration
highlighting the delay and urged them to break the hurdles .
At last the DE officiating
orders issued today on 26.04.07 for 142 officers for a period of
After getting legal
clearance from the corporate office the new list for the
officiating as per already obtained options will be issued.
Members of NCOA in
PSUs turned in large numbers to hold a demonstration at the CGO
Complex New Delhi. More than 700 members from SNEA, Officers
Associations in ONGC, NTPC, NHPC, SAIL, FCI etc. raised their
demands on provisions in pay revision drawing the attention of
Secretary DPE so that the DPE places our proposals in the pay
panel meeting to be held on 16th & 17th
date for filling up the application forms of TES GR.B
competitive examination extended from 10.4.07 to 25.4.07
Circle Secretary met PGM(O), GM (A) and DGM(A) of TN circle to
discuss to settle the inordinate delay in ordering officiating
in DEs cadre and insisted to get Legal clearance from BSNL Head
quarters to finalise the issue.
Circle Executive Committee of TN Circle held
on 6-4-2007 at Vellore. The meeting was
addressed by General Secretary G L Jogi, Com
W Seshagiri Rao, NCOA President,
Com.R.Asokan, AGS, Com. H. Muthu, CHQ
Treasurer, Com. Sukumarn, Com. U Sundar,
apart from the Office bearers of TN Circle.
The meeting discussed issues
concerning executives and held fruitful
meeting of executives of Neyveli Lignite
Corporation and SNEA Office bearers held in
the Neyveli Lignite Complex on 7-4-2007.
The meeting was addressed by Com. W
Seshagiri Rao, NCOA President, K Ashoka Rao,
Secretary General NCOA, GS SNEA G L Jogi and
Com. KNS Raju among others. In a winfall
decision 5000 executives of Neyveli Lignite
Corporation decided to join NCOA to further
the prospectus of the executives and
employees of Public Sector Undertakings.
Core committee of NCOA met in Chennai on
8-4-2007 in the presence of Com W Seshagiri
Rao, K Ashoka Rao, G L Jogi and KNS Raju.
The Core Committee after serious
deliberations decided to hold Lunch hour
demonstration on 13-4-2007 at CGO Complex
New Delhi outside the Office of Secretary
DPE to create sufficient pressure on the DPE
to present and pursue all issues concerned
with the Pay revision in PSUs.
Pay revision panel will be holding
discussions with the DPE on 16 and 17-4-2007
to workout the strategy on Pay revision.
The NCOA and Co-ordination
committee decided to join the massive
Dharana organized by CITU and other trade
unions on 26-4-2007 at Jandar Mandir, New
Delhi to press the following major issues.
50% of DA
Tax on House Allowance
guidelines issued by DPE to different PSUs
on pay finalisation of Non executives.
term of pay revision in PSUs from 10 years
to 5 years.
ORDERS ISSUED ON PROMOTION POLICY CGM TN Circle LETTER NO.
TSA/10-129/2007 DT. 3-4-07
A meeting of
AIBSNLEA and SNEA jointly was held with the
Salammal R, Sellammal R and Thamilarasi M who had been allotted
issues the clarificatory orders on Promotion Policy <<
meets CMD BSNL to take up the following issues (1) Finalisation
of Transfer Policy after discussion with the Association. (2)
Expediting promotion process of SDEs to Adhoc STSs (3) Regularization
of Adhoc STSs (4) Posting of Officers to outside circle in T&D
Circle. (5) 3 G Tender - DDG (Regulations) were also present.
He informed that case is being pursued with the Govt. Of India
and Addition Solicitor General for getting the case posted to
an earlier date. (Now posted for next hearing on April 25 ,
2007.) CMD promised urgent steps on all issues at Sl. No.1 to
Coordination Committee of PSU Executives meets to work out strategy
on the following issues.
(1) to create pressure against amendment of the Income Tax Act
in Parliament to unnecessarily tax those occupying residential
(2) Merger of 50% DA.
to the newly promoted SDEs on their promotion...
the Comrades who are posted outside the TN circle are requested
to give the Representation to CMD,BSNL stating their particulars,
Sl No, position with a copy to GS SNEA and Circle Secretary
TN, Chennai. Efforts are made to reconsider the allotment.
Promotion of JTOs to SDEs - Orders issued by BSNL<<Pl
circle proposes to fill up the vacancies in the posts of DEs
(135 posts listed in Annexure II) by local officiating . The
eligible 322 SDEs are listed in Annexure are
requested to exercise three options from among the 63 stations
listed in Annexure II, subject to the conditions.
This exercise of option is in supersession of all previous options.and
Each SDE is required to give fresh options for 3 stations in
the order of priority. The officiating postings will be decided
as per the 3 options, as far as practicable and in the case
of non-availability of any of the options, the officer is likely
to be posted to another station.<<Pl
to Our efforts Mobile Telephone Connections to Executives changed
to 525 plan post paid with CUG(within LSA). <<<Pl
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Procedure for issue of vigilance clearance -up to SDE to STS
level by circle for officiating and time bound promotions.<<Pl
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of SNEA Nagarcoil SSA was conducted on 26-02-07. Our Circle
Secratary Com. N.Balakrishnan attended the meeting. The following
New Office bearers were elected unanimously
process of Calling option for new additional SDE posts is under
process. Some of the SSAs have not sent Vigilance Clearance
Report . All the Dist Secretaries are
requested to contact their SSAs and confirm the sending of Report
to Circle office.
Bound / Post Based Executive Promotional Policy for Group B
level officers of BSNL - TN Circle issues order <<Click
for Lr dated 09-02-2007>> for formation of Screening
of ACRs upto STS level by SSAs. All the Assessment Sheets should
reach CO office on or before 05/03/2007. Divl Secretaries are
requested to monitor and persue with SSAs. Kindly ensure our
Comrades get their Promotions orders early.
discussion with concerned authorities the following clarifications
on Promotion Policy has been sorted out by the Association.
In case of regular/ Adhoc Promotion after 1-10-2000 and before
1-10-2004 the first lateral upgradation will be available to
such Executives on completion of Four years. (Eg. JTO getting
regular promotion as SDE in 2001 will be eligible and will be
considered for lateral upgradation to Sr.SDE scale in 2005 review.)
Even tough the dates of DPC fixed as 1-10-2005, 1-10-2006 etc.
lateral upgradation will be effective from the actual completion
of the required residency period .
TN Circle clarifies
that GSM Cellular Connections may be provided to the Officiating
JTOs irrespective of Pay Scales with immediate effect (Lr dtd
03/02/07) due to Circle Association efforts.
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