SUGGESSION TO CS

 

 

 

 

 

                   LAST UPDATED ON 16-04-2014

 

Special CL for CWC Meeting

 

 

               THE 1ST CEC MEETING AFTER THE CIRCLE CONFERENCE OF SNEA ,ODISHA CIRCLE WILL BE HELD ON 20TH APRIL 2014 (SUNDAY) AT RTTC ,BHUBANESWAR.AS THIS IS THE CEC BEFORE THE LAST CWC OF CHQ  BEFORE AIC SOME IMPORTANT AGENDAS ARE TO BE  DISCUSSED. HENCE ALL DS,CEC MEMBERS AND CIRCLE HQ MEMBERS, REQUESTED TO ATTEND POSITIVELY.<<THE NOTICE>>

 

 

 

 

 

Since our CHQ is shifting our Web Site to a new server,INTERRUPTION may be there for
TWO TO THREEDAYS.
this is the information  we have received from General secretary ON 26th March 2013(1-10 PM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGITATION DEFERRED
Meeting took place with
CMD and DIR HR on BSNL viability issues and HR issues. Agreed to continue detailed discussion on HR issues tomorrow. Considering the positive response from BSNL Mgt to resolve the issues and the appeal made by CMD and DIR HR, it is decided to defer the relay hunger strike from tomorrow.

        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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASS DHARNA ON 06.03.2014

 

JOIN ENMASSE

MAKE THE STRUGGLE A COMPLETE SUCCESS

 

                Comrades, make extensive preparations for the Full Day DHARNA on 06.03.2014 by taking mass casual leave ---- Start door to door campain to mobilize the membership --- ensure 100% participation of our comrades --- DSs and District office bearers should tour the SSAs on the day of Dharna.

            CIRCLE SECRETARY APPEALS ALL MEMBERS TO JOIN VOLUNTARILY  FOR THE STRUGGLE FOR THE CADRE ....COMRADES IT IS THE RIGHT TIME TO FIGHT. ... PLEASE  PARTICIPATE AND MAKE THE STRUGGLE A GREAT SUCCESS..

    <<<LETTER TO MEDIA>> 

 

         Meeting with the nodal GMs on the issues raised in our notice dated 10.02.2014 and 25.02.2014:

             As per the letter dated 27.02.2014 from SR Cell, GS, President, Com Vivek Wankhade/ AGS and Com A A Khan, CS/BSNCO had a detailed discussion with BSNL management on the issues raised in the notice dated 10.02.2014 and 25.02.2014. Management side represented by GM(SR), GM(Pers), GM(Estt), GM(FP), GM(Rest) and DGM(SR).

       Detailed discussion took place on the following demands:

     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) Dismantling BSNL by constituting subsidiary tower Company:
5) Abject and unpardonable failure of BSNL Management in not responding to deadly emerging challenges that growth of Company faces, particularly its potential broadband business segment, from its competitors, particularly Reliance- Jio venture.
6) Pension contribution by BSNL on actual basic pay instead of on maximum
7) Discriminating BSNL in the context of not allowing it to trade and share spectrum
8) 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.
9) 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.
10) 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.
The meeting lasted for more than two hours. During the meeting, Assn made the stand clear on all the issues to the Mgt side. Mgt side explained their stand on the issues as usual. The issues raised in the letter dated 25.02.2014 related to Govt will be referred to DoT for further actions. On the query why management is not implementing E2, E3, E4 etc pay scales when the financial implication is minimum and no financial implications for the Executives working as on 31.12.2006, Mgt had no convincing answer.

        
 Comrades, Management is in no mood to implement the standard pay scales or settling the other issues in a time bound manner. Gear up for the full day Dharna on 06.03.2014 and relay hunger strike on 19th March onwards.

     SUCCESSFUL LUNCH HOUR DEMONSTRATIONS WERE DONE IN ALMOST ALL SSA OF ODISHA. AND ALSO IN FRONT OF CGMT OFFICE.<<CIRCLE OFFICE>>

<<ROURKELA>>   <CUTTACK>>

SNEA(I) served notice for Trade Union actions on 10.02.14.  Start grass root level preparations.       Demands:

 

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.

 

Notice for BSNL management - 10-02-14

 

 

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.

19.03.2014  

        to          RELAY HUNGER STRIKE at CHQ, CIR / SSA HQs.

21.03.2014


 

Further course of Trade Union action will be intimated in due course.

                     Comrades, last few years, Association is struggling to resolve the long pending HR issues trough deliberations. Considering the stiff competition in the telecom field, as a responsible Association, we have resorted to great restraint, strictly following the path of negotiations, fully focusing on the growth and financial viability of the company. The Management appears to have exploited our concern for the prospects of the Company, in turn, closing its eyes on the genuine issues pending for a very long time. The lethargic attitude of the BSNL Management in looking at the serious issues, not to speak of resolving them, has left the Association with no other alternative but to serve notice for Trade Union actions demanding the immediate resolution of the issues. As per our Patna CWC decisions, we tried our level best to have a united struggle in the banner of United Forum but could not succeed.The proposed move to demote the basic cadres JTO/JAO to E1 scale and other major pending issues forced the Association to serve the notice.

 

 

 

 

     10-01-2014   IDA increase is 5% from 01-01-2014:DPE issued order regarding Increase (5%) of IDA of Board Level & Below Board Level Executives including Non Unionised Supervisors In CPSEs (DPE OM No.02/0002/2014-DPE(WC)-GL-I/14) w.e.f. 01.01.2014.<<DPE ORDER>>

  

      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.

  1. Our letter SNEA(I)/CHQ/Hon MOC&IT/2/2-11 dated 2nd Feb, 2011 addressed to Sh. Kapil Sibal.
  2. Our letter SNEA(I)/CHQ/Hon MOC&IT/4/3-11 dated 17th March, 2011 addressed to Sh. Kapil Sibal.
  3. Our letter SNEA(I)/CHQ/Honble MPs/2/11-11 dated 4th Nov, 11 to MPs of consultative committee of telecom.
  4. Our letter SNEA(I)/CHQ/MOC&IT/2012-14 dated 22nd April, 2013 addressed to Sh.Kapil Sibal.
  5.  Our memorandum CHQ/GOM/2012-14/01 dated 5th May, 2013 addressed to Chairman EGOM, Sh.P. Chidabaram.

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

 

      Union Cabinet today approved the proposal of BWA spectrum charges refund to BSNL/MTNL and pension of MTNL employees under rule 37A at par with BSNL employees. BSNL surrendered BWA spectrum in 6 Circles namely AP, GUJ, KTK, Kol TD, MH and TN and retained BWA spectrum in the remaining Circles.Congratulations to one and all. 

                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% 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 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 Assn met all the Board members and explained the issue and requested to clear the proposal in todays Board meeting. This will pave the way for further career progression of the Executives in the long run.

This is a new year gift to BSNL Executives.

 

 

 

  • In 28th AIC at Nanded, Maharashtra the monthly subscription enhanced from Rs 40/ to Rs 70/- w.e.f 01.04.2012. Accordingly the welfare claim amount also enhanced from Rs 40,000/- to Rs 1,00,000/-.

Details

Earlier

Rs.

Addition

Rs.

Total

Rs.

I.CHQ Quota

20

20

40

a) CHQ fund

7

5

12

b) Welfare scheme

8

10

18

c) AIC Fund

5

5

10

II.Circle Quota

9

6

15

a) Circle fund

5

4

09

b) Circle Conf Fund

4

2

06

III.SSA Quota

5

4

09

IV. Branch Quota

6

0

06

Total (I+II+III+IV)

40

30

70

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