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ll20.09.2018 CHQ Updates

AO to CAO promotion: The issue regarding implementation of reservation and own merit in CAO promotion is referred to the legal section and then to a Sr Advocate for the expert legal opinion. All other DPC work is completed. As soon as the legal opinion is received, promotion orders can be issued.

Vacation of stay on DE to DGM(T) promotion:  Based on the CAT judgment vacating the stay on AO to CAO promotion, BSNL is filing an MA for early hearing and vacation of stay in the Hon CAT on the same ground. Originally the OA is listed for 29.10.2018. On our request, DIR(HR) given the approval for the same as soon as the information regarding vacation of stay for CAO promotion received BSNLCO. All the documents supplied to the BSNL lawyer for filing the MA.

LICE for JE to JTO promotion: The proposal to conduct the LICE from JE to JTO promotion for the vacancy years 2016-17 and 2017-18 sent to Rect Section by the Estt Section. Last week DIR(HR) approved the proposal. 

ll19.09.2018 Congratulations to all TTAs who Officiated as JTOs , order for extending FR22(1)a(1) benefits is issued by Corporate Office, It could hapen by sincere effort of SNEA by fighting legaly through the court.Thanks to our SNEA CHQ and Corporate Office for issuing the order for implementation. For order Click

ll19.09.2018 CHQ Update

What compelled SNEA to launch agitations from 24.09.18:

The developments which compelled SNEA to launch the agitations from 24.09.2018 on various issues will be discussed one by one. When negotiations and discussions does not yield the result and resolution of the issues, we don’t have any other option other than trade union actions. Normally in such situations, management will get involve in serious discussions to settle the issues in the best possible manner but unfortunately nowadays, the entire energy is diverted in doing research, how to discipline the Associations/ Unions, instead of addressing the serious HR issues comprehensively. In this situation, as a responsible Recognised Executive Association, we are duty bound to protect the interest of our members as well as all the BSNL Executives.

1. Notify and implement BSNL Executive promotion Policy Amendment & Recruitment Rules, 2017 (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy) w.e.f. 01.07.2018 which is approved by the BSNL Board and solve the huge stagnation in different cadres. Bring Parity and Uniformity in promotions among equivalent cadres of different wings. All the existing vacancies in different cadres like SDE(T), CAO etc shall be filled notionally w.e.f. 29.06.2018 as per the earlier rules.

The urge for a Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion policy, delinking from availability of posts and seniority related issues, as prevailing in other CPSUs, was the demand of our beloved Association from the day of formation of BSNL. This is because of our bitter experience in the past, directly recruited JTOs retired as JTOs, without a single promotion or waiting for 20 to 25 years for one promotion etc due to want of vacancies. SNEA alone fought for the Time Bound Functional Promotion policy in 2002 and laid the strong foundation in the form of Terms and condition for absorption. In 2005, we sincerely tried to erect the structure in the form of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy by demanding Time Bound Promotion upto SG JAG level (E6 scale) but we could not fully succeed in the agitation. Finally EPP-2007 implemented and post based promotions continued as part of it as in a Govt department.

As a result of our agitation in 2015, the demand again picked momentum by the formation of Khan Committee. The Committee made a positive recommendation in October, 2015, recommending Time Bound Functional promotion upto AGM grade, after every 5 years. After the MV, management and SNEA further negotiated for the implementation as assured at the time of absorption in BSNL.  Finally, after considering the views of other stake holders also, the new promotion policy was approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018.

The approval of the minutes of the Board meeting taken some time and according to the approval, two points required to be examined before its implementation, 1) Whether financial implication is there or not for prior concurrence of DoT and 2) Reservation policies of the Govt is followed in the new policy? In the intervening period, before the next due date of promotion, ie. 01.07.2018 we conducted all the DPCs which are feasible in a record time and issued the promotion orders on 29.06.2018 which made the implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy w.e.f 01.07.2018 very smooth.

Meanwhile both the issues referred to two separate Committees:

1) Whether financial implication is there or not for which prior DoT concurrence required: The Committee after careful examination recommended that there is no additional financial implication on implementation of the new promotion policy, rather saving is there and as such it need not require the prior approval of DoT.

2) Reservation policies of the Govt is followed in the new policy? This matter was referred to a Committee of senior officers comprising Sr GM(Estt), GM(Per), GM(EF&FP) and GM(CLO). This Committee after exhaustive deliberations on the subject come to a conclusion that the Govt policies of Reservation is followed in the new promotion policy and submitted a unanimous report in this regard.

With the very positive recommendations from both the Committees, naturally we expected its notification and implementation atleast from 01.07.2018. By approving the proposal with a prospective date, instead of the proposed date of 01.01.2017, the Executives already lost one and half years of service. This already have a big impact on the future promotions. After implementation of the policy this issue to be deliberated further by seeking amendment for more relaxation.

Now management is dilly dallying on the notification and implementation w.e.f 01.07.2018. According to our rough calculation, about 18,500 Executives are expected to get promotion to one or the other grades w.e.f 01.07.2018. The HR plan and drastic reduction on the number of posts (about 40%) is hanging over our heads. So far we could stop it, till the approval of the new non-post based promotion policy, by delinking the promotions from the availability of posts and seniority. On approval of HR plan, it may become even difficult to justify the recent promotions as the number of posts will be less than the promotions. So many HR issues like E1+5 increments etc is pending in the BSNL Board, since 2014 for the approval, in the name of HR plan finalization.

All the vacancies in almost all the cadres filled up on 29.06.2018. Even after that, Executives recruited in the year 1988 as JTO(Arch) still remain as a JTO as there is no vacancy. JTO(E/C) form 1997/1998 are waiting for promotion, even SC/ST comrades. Is they does not deserve even a single promotion?  SDE(C/E/T) from 1998/2004 are waiting for AGM promotion. Every time can we look towards the Hon courts, vacation of stay and vacancies for our promotions? Can upgradation of posts as and when required is a feasible solution when the posts itself is going to be cut drastically? Even the SC/ST Executives are waiting for 10 to 15 years for their promotion in different cadres. As a solution we could get three assured Time Bound Functional promotions after 5 years in the new policy.

Comrades, CHQ could negotiate an excellent non-post based, Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion Policy upto AGM Equivalent Grade, delinking from the seniority, as per the terms and conditions of absorption in BSNL. We could get it approved by the BSNL Board also. Finally our efforts since 2002 for the implementation of a non-post based, Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion Policy got Board approval, upto AGM Equivalent Grade. Now CHQ is facing difficulty in getting it notified and implemented. It is not possible without your active support. Our sincere efforts for the last 15 years should yield the desired results, ie. Un-interrupted promotions as in EPP. We seek your active support and participation in the coming agitational programs from 24.09.2018 with full spirit and commitment.

The PARITY IN PROMOTIONS among equivalent cadres in different wings is not a simple demand, we meant business. At the same time we once again want to make it clear that it is not against any particular cadre, rather it is for the welfare and uniform treatment of all the equivalent cadres. In upgradations or CPSU Hierarchy, parity is to be maintained atleast in the future. Discrimination in promotions will lead to demoralization and ultimately affects the performance.

There are huge number of vacancies available prior to 30.06.2018 in SDE(T) cadre and good number of vacancies in CAO cadre. This vacancies are to be filled as on 29.06.2018 as their juniors in equivalent cadres in other wings already promoted on 29.06.2018. This will bring parity in those cadres also. This demand already we placed before the management to protect the interest of our comrades.

ll18.09.2018 GS writes to DIR(HR): JTO to SDE promotions under SCF quota for about 5,500 vacancies for the years 2011-12 to 2017-18. Since the High Court decision on the review petition is pending, it is requested to explore the possibility of conduction of DPC covering all the JTOs of a particular year, without publishing the AIEL. As there is no stay on promotion, promotion orders can be issued to the maximum possible extent, recruitment year wise and the seniority can be decided later on, based on the final outcome of the court cases. Since the vacancies are existing prior to 30.06.2018, the promotion orders may be issued notionally w.e.f 29.06.2018, at par with the juniors promoted from other cadres on 29.06.2018. As per the available vacancies, the JTOs recruited for the years 2010 & 2013 also may be covered and hence the eligibility list particulars of the JTOs recruited in 2010 (SRD) and 2013 also may be called from Circles: GS letter to DIR(HR) on JTO to SDE promotion

llGS writes to CMD/BSNL regarding promotion to AGM Grade: Large number of AGM vacancies were reserved for untraceable cases at the time of DPC and it is reported that excess promotions happened against SC/ST quota in the promotion to AGM cadre. The matter may be reviewed and the eligible SDEs in list 8 waiting for promotion may be given promotion w.e.f. 29.06.2018 as their juniors are promoted on 29.06.2018. Letter to CMD


Calling of Volunteers / Options in the cadre of JTO (T), SDE (T) and SDE (TF) for posting in ERP, Ghaziabad (under ITPC Circle) .Click for the details


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ll15.09.2018 CHQ Updates

AO to CAO promotion: The DPC work is going on and BSNLCO is awaiting the order from the CAT, vacating the stay. Earlier Hon CAT, Chandigargh vacated the stay on CAO promotions but the order not updated so far in the CAT website for taking further actions. Meanwhile some missing cases in the VC list and some PH cases brought to our notice is handed over to the SEA section.



GS writes to CMD/BSNL regarding XXX All India Conference of SNEA, demanding withdrawal of the letter dated 07.09.2018 and to allow proper functioning of SNEA, the only representative Executives Association in BSNL and communication with the management with immediate effect. Also request to control some of the biased officers who are deliberately acting against SNEA and ensure legitimate functioning of SNEA as the Recognised Representative Association under REA Rules.

GS letter to CMD, BSNL


05.09.2018 GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, Director(CM) regarding BSNL participation in the proposed tender for 3.78 lakhs Mobile connections with CUG for Indian Railways. GS Letter to DIR CM


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SNEA Agenda for the formal meeting, for the letterll


ll01.09.2018 CHQ UPDATES

GS, President and AGS met CMD, BSNL on 30.08.2018 and held discussion regarding reply from DPE on E2 and E3 pay scale. CMD informed that he had already spoken to Addl Secretary, DPE on 29.8.18 in this regard for a positive reply.

Earlier as per the instructions of DIR(HR), GM(Estt)  met Advisor (Jt Sec), DPE and explained the issue to him.

ll29-08-2018: CHQ NEWS

GS, President and AGS met Shri Anupmam Shrivatava, CMD, BSNL on 28.08.2018 and held discussion on:

a) Notification of Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion Policy w.e.f 01.07.2018 as assured by CMD and DIR repeatedly. Inspite of repeated assurances by CMD and DIR (HR) that the new promotion policy will be notified w.e.f 01.07.2018, the notification is not yet issued. Thousands of Executives, numbering about 18,500 are waiting for the promotion. The strong resentment among the Executives on the delay tactics of the management conveyed to CMD. CMD reassured that it will be notified w.e.f 01.07.2018 as assured by the management.

Further CMD informed that as and when the file reaches him from DIR(HR), he will approve the notification. The proposal is still with DIR(HR). It is come to know that the entire delay is from DIR(HR) side who had taken all the efforts to get the proposal approved by the BSNL Board.

CMD assured to speak to DIR(HR) and expedite the notification. We informed CMD that we cannot wait indefinitely as several assurances on notification was given by CMD and DIR(HR).

b) DPE reply on the querry from DoT on E2 and E3 scales:

We requested the intervention of CMD and to speak to Secretary or Addl Secretary, DPE in this regard. CMD assured that he will speak to Addl Sec in a day or two to ensure that DPE is sending a positive reply to DoT. GM(Estt) is already instructed to meet the DPE officials, CMD informed.

Developments in DPE on E2 and E3 pay scales:

GM(Estt) and DGM(Estt) met Shri Agrim Kaushal, Advisor(Jt Sec)/DPE on 28.08.2018 and explained the pay scale issue to them. During absorption, DoT approved E1A, E2A, E3, ---E6 pay scales for the Executives, those recruited by BSNL as well as absorbed from DoT. However, on implementation of 2nd PRC, DoT issued the PO on 28.03.2017, lowering the pay scales from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2, contrary to the recommendation of BSNL. DoT took a stand that E1 and E2 are the pay scales applicable for the Executives recruited/promoted by BSNL after its formation. E1A and E2A are applicable only applicable for those absorbed from DoT.

GM(Estt) informed GS that he explained to DPE that only E1A and E2A scales are implemented in BSNL and there is no E1 or E2 pay scales. After 2nd PRC, BSNL recommended E2 and E3 pay scales replacing E1A and E2A. The affordability clause is to be considered as per the DPE guidelines based on the PBT for the year 2007-08. By the DoT order, two pay scales are applicable for one cadre, E1A and E1 scales which is not permissible.

Earlier SNEA met CMD and DIR(HR) and requested to a senior officer to DPE to explain and pursue the matter. On their instruction, GM(Estt) met the concerned officers in DPE.

Committee meeting on Group Term Insurance (GTI)

A meeting of the Committee on GTI held on 28.08.2018 in which SBI Life given their final premium quote of Rs 1.42 per thousand for a coverage of 50 lakhs for the age group 18-50. No medical is required for them except a self declaration. For the age group above 50, premium will be Rs 6.98. Medical is compulsory for them GST will be additional.

From our side we demanded further reduction of premium. It is decide to finalise it by next week and the next meeting is scheduled for next week.


AGB OF SNEA Mysore @ RTTC Mysore on 19 th Aug 2018

Under Presidentship of Com M N Ramakrishna AGM, the meeting commenced with welcome speech by Com Chetan C R. Com A B Naragund , DS gave the brief report and developments of Mysore SSA. Com Rangaswamy gave the treasurer report. Members from all SDCAs have attended and all newly recruited JTOs also attended the meeting. The discussion on the development, maintenance issues, CPAN role out issues and GSM NSN new Installation took place. 
CS SNEA congratulated the entire Mysore SSA comrades for their best effort in FTTH achievement and RTTC comrades for revenue generation by imparting training to Engineering students and letting out training class room and hostel for other state government to train their staff.
CS highlighted in spite of good strength of staff available at Mysore and their good efforts in FTTH the Mysore SSA is in 2nd position in loss list of SSAs in Karnataka and appealed to all the members for doing critical analysis on the revenue dip and come out with the revolutionary ideas to improve the revenue of Mysore SSA. CS also gave the detailed analysis for the revenue dip across the country in BSNL and what are factors affecting the growth of the company and told viability of BSNL depends on reliability of our service to the customers. Explained the Initiative taken by SNEA for GTI for 50 lakhs for the social security to BSNL recruited executives .Explained the Persuasion of SNEA for
1. uniform  FTB for 4 years to JTOs/ JAOs recruited between 1993 to 2001.
2. Progress on FR22  (1)(a)(1) for officiated TTAs as JTO.
3. Extending E1+5 increments to JTOs/ JAOs recruited after 2010 onwards who are getting only E1 scale at present.  
Com M N Ramakrishna Vice elaborated the CHQ efforts in E2 E3 scale persuasion, getting approval of CPSU CH  and its achievement in getting huge number of promotions in various cadres. Also explained about SNEA demand for parity in future promotions.
Our Ex President Sri Venkateshmurthy explained the role of SNEA during EMV and how it has got victory in Mysore.Appealed all the members to work in team spirit in future also.Senior Comarade Balasubramanya eloborated on the how the SNEA grown up and what are all its contribution for uplifting the executive cadre and in taking care of welfare of its members.

Mysore Comrades felicitated the following members on their Superannuation.

  1. Com Vishakantmurthy JTO Chamarajanagar
  2. Com Manvi Jayram SDE Elect Mysore

Election for the new body took place, all the following new Office bearers  were got Elected Unanimously.




Under Presidentship of Com Pattanashetty AGM, the meeting commenced with invocation of Com Mukund Jois who also welcomed the gathering. Com Gopalkrishna , DS gave the brief report and developments of Chikkamagalore  SSA and on the focus counter the  shortfalls.

Members from all SDCAs have attended and all newly recruited JTOs also attended the meeting. These JTOs were exposed to the prospects of  BSNL as PSU and government owned company which plays a pivotal role in the regulation of  other Pvt companies.

The threadbare discussion on the development, maintenance issues, CPAN role out issues and GSM speed issues, burden on the staff by frequent melas, need of the FTTH and letting out of vacant building and space for rent etc were the cruicial points and highlights of the day.

CS SNEA congratulated the entire Chikkamagalore SSA for the first SSA which made 8.2 crores profit in the recently ended financial year. He also appreciated the contribution of Mobile services of Chikkamagalore for contributing 75% of revenue from Mobile segment to the total revenue of the SSA. The Salary expenditure is only 40%  very less compared to other SSAs where it is shooting  upto  60 to 70%. In toto Chikamagalore SSA is doing one of the best among ROK. Support in respect of additional HKL, OLTE, and additional 3G BTSs will further encourage the Chikkamagalore SSA to give its further excellence.

Comrades of Chikkamagalore SSA felicitated our CP Com S B Nagavi on his superannuation, getting AGM promotion and more for his untired services to the Organization especially for Chikkamagalore SSA and trade union SNEA.  Many members spoke about his contribution for the SSA and his humbleness to the members. His foot prints in the expansion of the outdoor cable network, exchange installation, MARR mtce, economy on expenditure by solar power and in GSM were recalled and remembered by many speakers in the meeting.

Com Josheph Crasta DS AIBSNLEA, Com Halappa Ex DS AIBSNLEA, Com Rudraiah BSNLEU Comrades of sister unions have also felicitated Com Nagavi and acknowledged his services to the trade union movement during his services. The sincerity and dedication of Com Nagavi was highligihted many staff in their address.

Com K L Shivanna DGM and Com Prasannakumar AGM, Com Thyagaraj Ex DS SNEA,  Com Venkatesh, Com Parameshwar,Com Jadadish, Com Marulasiddegowda and many comrades spoke about their association with Com Nagavi during. The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks by Com Ugendragowda AGM.

In total it was festival for Chikkamagalore comrades to felicitate him.

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STR ROK Conference at Shivamogga on 29th July 2018:

The meeting was presided by Com Vijayakumar DP and proceeding commenced with  invocation by Com Deshpande , welcome by Com Sanjaykumar. Com Kencharadder  gave the DS report which was adopted unanimously.

Members spoke about the field difficulties which they are facing in day to day works especially Vendor GST, HKL and difficulty in attending the faults in late nights and main issue with CPAN equipments and its maintenance problems. Many issues were discussed and CS in his speech elaborated the issues and their remedies and assured to take  the issues of CPAN,GST and HKL with the STR amanagement to ease out the working condition of STR executives. He also suggested to have self supporting GPS based route and Joint tracking system with GPS and simple Apps so that it helps in future without any manual records.

CP elaborated the need of STR ROK Division which taken birth in 2015 and how it helped in resolving the STR unique issues. He also appealed the members to strengthen the Division and gear up for organizational activities in getting the issues resolved. He also explained  the role of SNEA in getting promotions and its further action plan for pending issues like Standard Pay scales E2-E3, SAB , term insurance ,  3rd PRC , promotion in the cadre of JTO to SDE , SDE to DE etc.

STR ROK Felicitated CP Com S B Nagavi on his superannuation and also  Com R C Vijayakumar Ex Div President of STR ROK Division.

SNEA Karnataka felicitated Com Krishnamurthy AO our Ex Dist Secretary and very active member of SNEA Shivamoga on his superannuation on 31.7.2018. They have also felicitated Com S P Jagadale CS SNEA KTK the newly elected CS on his first visit to Shimoga both by ROK and also by SNEA SSA branch of Shivamogga.

Com Rajashekar CWC member, Com Dattatri DS SNEA Shivamogga and other leaders also spoke on this occasion and acknowledged the services of Com Nagavi, Vijayakumar and Krishnamurthy.

The election for new body took place and following Office bearers have been elected unanimously.

Com Ravindrakumar                                      Div President

Com  K Devprasad                                          Vice President

Com Gangadahar Naik                                   Vice resident

Com C Kencharadder                                       Div Secretary

Com Mukund Jois                                             Div Treasurer

Com Allanavar                                                  Asst Div Treasurer

 Com Shivanna Naik                                       Asst Div Secretary

Com R G Kulkarni                                          Asst Div Secretary

Com K S Leena                                               Asst Div Secretary

Com Sanjaykumar                                          Asst Div Secretary

 Com S D Hazare                                           Organsisng Secretary

 Executive committee members : 1.Com Deshpande, 2.Com Srinivasrao 3.Com T C Manjunath 4.Com Gurudatta Sanabal 5.Com Shyam R Kulkarni 6.Com S Sundar 7.Com G L Moses . 8. Com R J Shet 9.Com P V Mamata 10. Com C P Kulkarni 11. Com Rajapurkar

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We are extremely shocked to inform that our very active comrade Smt Vijayalaxmi S Dixit   SDE Plg Belgaum, expired due to massive heart attack  while travelling in VRL bus on the night of  29.7.2018 near Nelamangala while returning to Belgaum after attending PTCC meeting at CO Bangalore.  She left by behind her husband  Sri Shivanand Dixit Retd AGM BSNL , two sons , both working and one son got married  and in USA. Funeral  expected to take place on the afternoon of  31.07.2018, awaiting for hir son from USA to arrive. We pray God to give the strength to her family and may her soul rest in peace.


SNEA Chickmaglur is holding its meeting at Chickmaglur on 28th July 2018 and CS and CP and other COB are addressing the same.

ROK STR is holding its meeting at Shimoga on 29th July 2018 and CS and CP and other COB are addressing the same.


The SNEA Dharwad Telecom District held its 5th District Conference on 22.07.2018 at Conference Hall Sanchar Sadhan Buiding, Hubli:

The delegate session started with welcome speech by Com R S Kadam AGM , Com Smt Rajalaxmi P Yavagal Presided over the delegate session. CS SNEA, the outgoing DS Hubli Com  S P Jagadale submitted DS report in which it is explained, what was the membership position and what was the financial position of Hubli Branch when took the charge as DS in 2009. He started the branch with membership of around 30 and a cash balance of Rs 1634  - with liability of 18 months Circle, CHQ unpaid quota. He explained how he could overcome all the hurdles on critical issues and with the support of Hubli comrades how DS could succeed in enhancing  the branch from a  membership 30 to 118 at present. He also explained how he could strengthen the financial position form Rs  1634 /- to present  cash balance of  Rs 1,01,137 after clearing all the CHQ/Circle dues. He also explained how the issues of members addressed with the help of then CS Com  S B Nagavi and CHQ. The report was aqdopted with one voice from all appriociating the contributions of outgoing DS Comrade Jagadale.

Com S J Bongale Dist Treasurer submitted the finance statement and accepted unanimously.

During the delegate session the members raised many maintenance, developmental issues, vendor issues, AMC issues, NOFN and FTTH issues. It was nice interaction in which every member expressed their concern about the improvement of the services, FTTH connections, mobile data speed, and growth of the company. Recently joined young Gate JTOs also took active part in deliberations. Com Abhimanyu expressed his experience in BSNL that he is very much happy to work in Transmission and taking interest in all Transmission developmental and Maintenance activities. Com Shashank expressed his feeling that it is very difficult to pay attention to multiple jobs like Mtce of Exges, Marketing and attending NOFN etc simultaneously. He suggested separate personnel for mtce and marketing. In total it was best brain storming session about BSNL viability.


The Open session begun at 1pm, Presided by Com Y R Bhajantri , and Sri J L Gautam ITS GMTD as Chief Guest, Com Pandurang Naik JSS CHQ and Com S B Nagavi  CP, Com M B Talikote CWC member were the Guests of honour.


Sri Soratur DGM Admin and T C Hiremath Agm admin also graced on the occasion of  open session.

Com Harish Doddamani DS BSNLEU, Com S L Pujar DS NFTE, Com Belur Org  Sec NFTE, Com Shivashankarappa OB BSNLEU were among the sister organization who graced the open session function.

The Open session started in very grand and colorful manner with invocation song by Sri V K Yavagal , welcome by Com S P  Jagadale and he gave the Key note address to highlight the issues which are affecting the services and revenue of the company in Hubli SSA. The critical analyses of the   trail balance of Hubli SSA which is not encouraging  and how it needs to be improved was pointed out by DS in his report.  DS appealed the members and management to have thorough critical analysis and take corrective measures to arrest the revenue dip.

SNEA Hubli felicitates Com Nagavi and Bhajentri:

Com Y R Bhajantri Dist President, retired on  his superannuation was felicitated by SNEA Hubli.

Com S B Nagavi Circle President SNEA was alos felicitated on his superannuation and for his contribution for SNEA Karnataka in general and Hubli SSA in particular. His help is remembered and recalled by many members who have thanked him. Com Nagavi was also felicitated by BSNLEU and NFTE.

Com P R Kakkanavar JTO Txmn was also felicitated by us  for getting VSSP award.

Com Pandurang Naik JS South explained the CHQ issues and their action plan to resolve them. He also spoke on the issues o E2,E3 and 22820 case of 2007 and 2008 recruited JTOs pay anomaly , SAB and Term insurance for BSNL recruits.


Com S B Nagavi, explained the role of management and executives in improving the service condition and to increase the revenue. He elaborated that need of the hour is the FTTH and needs to be taken in a big way.

J L Gautam GMTD Hubli gave the reply to all query raised by SNEA and saught to join the helping hands of our executives in strengthening the BSNL and improving it.

In the conference the following office bearers were elected unanimously.

Com Rajalaxmi  Yavagal                      Dist President

Com  K Benagi                                      Vice President

Com S A Bellubbi                                 Dist Secretary

Com S A Bongale                                  Dist Treasurer

Com R S Kadm                                       Asst Dist Secretary

Com V S Myageri                                Asst Dist Secretary

Com Gunashekar                                Asst Dist Secretary

Com H F Shirahatti                             Asst Dist Secretary

Com Ravi Badiger                               Asst Dist Secretary

Com Ramesh H Bandiwaddar          Organsisng Secretary

Com R G Hunashimath                      CEC Member


Executive committee members :

1. Com Vinayak Hugar

 2.Com Rameshwar rao

3.Com Deepa Patagoankar

4.Com Baghatsingh

5.Com Sanjay Mane

6.Com J B Kammar

7.Com Shwetha Katigar


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Mysore SSA conducted AGB at RTTC Mysore on 8.7.2018. It was huge gathering and very interactive session. CS and CP , VCP and Ex CP attended the meeting.


Mysore comrades gave a grand felicitation to our beloved CP Com S B Nagavi on his superannuation retirement recognizing  his contribution to the organization.


Ex CP Com Venkateshmurthy was also felicitated by SNEA Mysore in recognition of his work as CP SNEA,  support for SNEA.


 CP Com Nagavi elaborated about  the legal hurdles till May 2018 for promotions in JTO to SDE, SDE to DE and how it could overcome and lead to get thousands of promotions not only in telecom but also in Civil , Electrical, Architecture and Accounts wings. How the board approval for CPSU Cadre hierarchy has become a catalyst for post up gradation in various cadres. 


CS elaborated the real role played by SNEA CHQ in getting thousands of promotions for executives in various cadres when other associations were engaged only in website publication and creating confusion in the minds of SNEA members. Also explained the CHQ concern to bring parity among all executives irrespective of the wings they are working, which will again give a path to get few more thousands of executives’ promotions. Explained how day and night our CHQ has worked to achieve max promotions.


CS gave the revenue analysis of BSNL in general and Mysore SSA in particular. It is an alarming situation of revenue dip and requested all SNEA comrades to have brain storming session and come out with valid suggestions for improvement of the revenue of the BSNL. It is the responsibility of all of us, being majority executives association to work for strengthening the BSNL.


VCP Com M N Ramakrishna explained what are the future challenges  for executives and appealed for support of all on the on going agitation programs chalked out by CHQ for 3rd PRC, withdrawal of subsidiary tower company etc and for the welfare of the executives and oanization.


Mysore comrades felicitated all the retired and recently promoted executives also.


DS Com Naragund welcomed the gathering and gave a brief report of the DS and thanked PGM Mysore for considering the issues of SNEA positively. Com B S V Murthy, veteran leader spoke on the occasion and described the services of Com Nagavi for the company as well as for SNEA, particularly construction of 1st and 2nd floor of SNEA Bhavan from raising the internal resources from members. His works made our individual members to donate liberally for the building construction. Com Raghavendra extended vote of thanks. The meeting concluded with an arrangement of a grand lunch.


It was a grand and very interactive meeting, all the members discussed various problems of the field which affecting the service and revenue.


For glimpses of meeting click here…

AUAB News:

The meetings of All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB), held on 26.06.2018 and 04.07.2018, discussed in detail about the non-implementation of the assurances given by the Hon MOSC to the representatives of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, in the meeting held on 24.02.2018, on the issues of implementation of 3rd  Pay Revision to BSNL employees, implementation of Government of India Rules on payment of Pension Contribution by BSNL and the allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL etc.

It is decided to call on the BSNL employees to organise the following agitational programme:-

Agitational programme

1) Demonstrations in front of the BSNL Corporate Office, CCA offices at all Circles and at SSA levels on 11.07.2018.

2) Relay hunger strike at the BSNL Corporate Office, Circle and SSA levels on 24th, 25th & 26th July, 2018.

Circle AUAB decided to enforce the programme successfully in the meeting held on 9th June 2018


Felicitation to Com S B Nagavi at Mysore:

SNEA Mysore has arranged a felicitation function to Com Nagavi and other retired members at Mysore on Sunday 8th June 2018 at 1100 hours at RTTC Mysore. Invitation to all is extended by DS Mysore.

Grand Felicitation to Com S B Nagavi, CP SNEA and Com C D Naik, Ex CWC Member  on thier superannuation



We are extremely privileged to felicitate to our beloved Com S B Nagavi, Circle President SNEA Karnataka, who is retired on 30.6.2018 on superannuation after completion of 40 long years of untiring services to the company and our organization, SNEA for 26 years.


Along with official responsibilities he also took the social responsibilities through trade union movements, leading associations from the front. He has worked for the trade union and association at various capacities like DS,CWC member,CS and CP etc.


During the first EMV, Com Nagavi, spearheading the campaign, toured all the districts in Karnataka circle to ensure a massive victory and thereafter increasing the membership to more than 1800 in our circle.  His contributions and dedication for the association and for the executive cadre are beyond the word of any appreciation. And this could be possible because of his helping hands to all executives and the reforms he brought about in resolving the issues of our members.


He is not only an inspiring leader for SNEA but an icon for Karnataka, his thinking, his deliberations at the central working committee meetings were always cherished by our senior leaders.


He is very humble and compassionate for all the needy people. He is always liked to be in the middle of the issue to fight against injustice irrespective of union and associations. We find no ends for his dedication and commitment for the organisation.


He was instrumental in the vertical expansion of  SNEA Bhavan from ground floor to 1st and 2nd  floors which made earn revenue for the organisation and made  SNEA self dependent financially.


He started his carrier as a clerk in Gadag SDOT office in 1978 and completed his services by attaining the post of AGM on a day before his retirement. He could get elevated from clerk onwards to TA, JTO and SDE by succeeding in competitive examinations besides his outstanding service to the company and DOT. He is recognized by several appreciation letters in his services including the Sanchar Seva Padak in 2003. He is known for his teaching capabilities and remembered for the outstanding results of our employees from Chickamaglur SSA in various competitive examinations for promotion to TM, TTA and JTO examinations.


He could  disprove that  age is an impediment for learning by successfully completing  B Sc at the age of 52 , LLB at the age of 57 and presently pursuing MBL ( Masters in Business Law) from NLSU Bangalore. The thirst for knowledge and learning is an inspiration to all and especially to youngsters.


His passions are learning new things, fighting for justice, encouragement to youngsters and daring qualities to face any challenge forced before him. It is very difficult to explain him in short but we must recognize him as man of Principle and for Justice of all.


The grand felicitation was arranged at CGMT Office auditorium on 30th June 2018, with the huge gathering. Com C D Naik, DGM Admn, MS BG was also felicitated on his superannuation retirement. CGMT Karnataka Shri R Mani, General Secretary Com K Sebastin and Chairman SNEA Com G L Jogi, Com Ajay Trivedi CS UP East , AGS Com P K Shukla, JS South Com Pandurang Nayak, PGM BGTD , all GMs of CO and GM MS (o) BGTD witnessed the function. It was a huge gathering, DSs,COB and members from all over Karnataka attended and Graced the Function. Many of  our retired members of SNEA were also part of this moment.


All unions and associations office bearers were also graced the function and felicitated Com Nagavi especially BSNLEU, NFTE BSNL, SAWA, AIBSNLEA, BASE(I), FNTO.


In toto it was like celebrations of festival for SNEA  to extend our gratitude to Com S B Nagavi for his untiring  and marvelous contributions for the organisation and for the executives.


I sincerely thank all the members who made this event more colourful and successful, which every one appreciated including our CHQ and other unions and associations.


I Once again thank all organisers , members , COB, DOB .


Thank you one and all. 


S P Jagadale,

Circle Secretary.

For Citation of company about Com Nagavi Click here

For glimpses click here…

Glimpses of felicitation by CGMT Office



Com C D Naik, DGM Admin Mobile Services Bangalore has donated Rs.10,000-00 to SNEA Karnataka. Circle association is thankful to Com Naik Sir superannuating on 30-60-2018.


Felicitation Function:

Com S B Nagavi, AGM(LA) and Circle President SNEA is retiring on superannuation on 30th June 2018 after completing his 40 years successful and outstanding service in DOT  and BSNL.

A felicitation function is arranged by SNEA Karnataka

On Saturday the 30th June 2018

At 11.00 AM

Venue: Auditorium, CGMT Office, Halasur, Bangaloare

Com G L Jogi Chairman CHQ and Com K Sebastin, GS CHQ will be gracing the occasion. CGMT Shri R Mani, is also invited to grace the occasion.

We invite all our members, staff and executives to attend the function and make it a grand success.


Our gratitude and thanks:

We are very much grateful to Shri R Mani Sir, CGMT Karnataka circle with full of our gratitude  for issuing  the posting orders of promoted SDEs.

We are also thankful to Shri Ashok Aggarwal Sr GM Admn, Shri M V Angadi DGM, Shri Swaminathan AGM and Smt Vijaya Hiremath SDE Staff and all others who have worked in this connection.

When the management has swiftly acted and issued the orders followed by BSNL CO order; it has increased our responsibility in the field to be more and more proactive to achieve the goal of the company to increase our business and revenue with good services. Let us all rise to the occassion.

We are thankful to CHQ for their untiring efforts under the leadership of our beloved GS Com K Sebastin.

Congratulations to our brave hearts who have waited for so long and finally got their overdue promotion. For orders click here…..


Karnataka Circle administration already sent the VC for Promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T) , for OC and SC up to 2001 and for ST up to 2005. Thankful to the circle administration.

ll07-06-2018 CHQ Updates

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

The main features of the judgement are:

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

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

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

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

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

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



Quite relief to our Executives who are working in External plant, our long pending demand of procuring copper cable route tracer is materialized. Karnataka Circle received 24 nos of cable route tracers of Andig make .Thankful to the Circle Planning team

ll06-06-2018 CHQ Updates

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

1. JTOs recruited directly by BSNL after 2001 can have no right to claim for the vacancies earmarked for direct rect during the period from 1996-2000 in DoT. No provision of law or any authority which confer them an indefeasible right to claim allotment of rect years as 1996 onwards -----. Certainly from the date of their appointment in BSNL the petitioners are having the right to get their seniority fixed in accordance with JTO RRs 2001 framed by BSNL.

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

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

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

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

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

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




All SDEs are to update their personnel data compusarily through ESS portal.Information to be updated on priority for the upcoming promotion through DPC are

1.Substantial Grade / Cadre

2.Date since working in Substantial Grade

3.Staff Number.

Today all SSA Admins are given previlages of updating data.Kindly co ordinate with SSA Admin and get updated your personnel data in person with Admin.

If not a Pop Up will be enabled by tommorow evening through which an individual can update their personnel data by themselves.

While updating pl be cautious and carefull.

Don't be panic for the last date of tommorow , it is expected to get extended pl.


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


CHQ Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Corporate Office has given instruction to update the status of executives in ERP on or before 06-06-2018 since the process for Promotion to different grades of all executives / Streams is in advance stage. All executives are also requested to to go through the list corresponding to their data and get it corrected in the ERP.For list Click here.......For Letter Click here.......


Heartiest Congratulations to all LDCE passed and Promoted SDEs posting order issued by Karnataka administration.Thankful to the CGMT and Circle Office administration.For orders Click here


SNEA Karnataka extends best wishes for all  comrades  who  retire today on superannuation, for a happy and peaceful  retired  life. Comrade you are starting a new journey  and  exceptional chapter of your life. May your days be filled with elation and triumph.  We thank you for your dedication & congratulate you on your retirement.



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

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

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


Continous persuation with CE Civil Bangalore, requests of

Sri V Hanumatnthappa SDE Civil to Davangere and

Sri M Jagadish Babu SDE Civil to Bellary considered and

issued transfer order.Thankful to Sri Rajakumar CE Civil



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

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

Date of effect .. prospective 01.07.2018).

Bench marks...






Sr manager..






E5 and E6..




II.     New designations will be as follows:

JTO /JAO equivalent grade        - Deputy Manager

SDE /AO equivalent grade          - Manager 

Sr. SDE /Sr.AO equivalent grade  - Sr. Manager

AGM /CAO/EE/DE equivalent grade -Asst General Manager

AGM /CAO/ equivalent grade (With 4 years regular        

service) --Jt.DGM ( Non Functional)

III.  Date of implementation: 01.07.2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


29-05-2018: CS Writes to GS SNEA CHQ, Considering of the Rule 9 transfers in the cadre of JAOs. For letter click here……

ll29-05-2018: CS writes to CGMT Karnataka for immediate postings of LDCE passed SDEs on as is where is basis.For letter click here…



Congratulations to all 82 LDCE passed JTOs for their promotion as SDEs. We wish them all the best in their new role.

CS Com S P Jagadale Writes to GS SNEA CHQ:

Letter to GS SNEA on SCF Promotions demanding for a Strong Fight to defeat of the sinister Divide and Rule Policy of BSNL CO: For letter click here……

Meeting with CGMT Shri R Mani:

CS Com S P Jagadale and CP Com S B Nagavi have yesterday morning met CGMT Karnataka Shri R Mani and discussed various issues. We have requested for the immediate posting of the LDCE passed JTOs to the promoted cadre of SDE and with no disturbances. We have at length discussed on the Rule 8 issue and informed him of the unrest created due to the present negative stand. CGMT was much relying on the shortages of Karnataka Circle and appraised that BSNL CO to has go for further recruitment of JTOS and he has been taking all efforts in that directions. However at the end of the meeting he sought some more time and he will discuss with the concerned administration.

Comrades we have to be in full alertness and unity to fight this issue.


Congratulations. Today the case(SNEA & others) regarding formation of tower company came up for hearing in Honourable High court of Delhi. The case has been admitted. In the interim direction the decision of BSNL to form subsidiary tower company will be subject to further direction & final order of Honourable High Court. The case is listed further on 26th Sep 2018  


Yesterday our SNEA President, AGS and other CHQ Office bearers met Dir(HR), BSNL to expedite JTO to SDE promotions( both LDCE and Seniority cum fitness) as the same are badly delayed. They had drawn the attention of Madam as JTOs irrespective of the quota ie LDCE and seniority cum fitness should be carried out on war footing basis. It is really sad that the date of final date of hearing on 23rd May 2018 at Honourable Ernakulam High Court was all of sudden postponed to 30th May 2018 causing lot of frustration amongst the JTOs. The case was not listed at all. SNEA demanded that a proper inquiry may please be made into the matter.

Further, it is requested madam to take all necessary steps such that the much awaited CPSU cadre hierarchy is approved in the board meeting on 28th May 2018.


CONGRATUATION  for getting AGM L/A, for the orders Click here...


In reponse to our plea to consider the huge pending Rule 8 request transfer from karnataka to various circles,CORPORATE OFFICE has called for the details of pendancy of RULE 8 request transfers as on 01.05.2018 from all the circles.Click here...


With the persution of SNEA KTK the Transfer Orders of 3 JTO's to MPLS is issued today. Thankfull to the Circle Administration. Click here...


CS SNEA writes to CGMT Karnataka Shri.R Mani requesting to encourage Franchise for  activation of SIM's through E-KYC to avoid heavy penalty . For letter Click here...

Penalty paid by the BSNL for the insufficient CAF details penalty paid by the BSNL for the insufficient CAF details Click here...


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


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

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

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

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

Decision: Break in Circle Tenure will be restored.

3. Uniform First Time Bound promotion:

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

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

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

4. HR Integration:

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

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

5. Finalization of HR Plan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Decision: The demand for increasing the number of office bearers to 15 will be re-examined and necessary amendments will be done in the Recognition Rules.

Recognition to the elected body at various Circle offices, Metro Dists, ITPC, BBNW, TF etc will be considered and necessary clarifications will be issued.

7. Office accommodation at Circle/SSA level:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


"Pride of SNEA "

The following members of SNEA bagged the “Vishist Sanchar Seva Padak Award” for the year 2017 for their excellent contribution and delivering their best to the organization.






Sri.B Madesh




Sri.Lakshmanan R




Sri.Mallikarjuna Reddy




Sri.Mahdevu S M




Sri.P R Kakkanna




Sri.Santosh Prasad

JE-Promoted as JTO




CS Com S P Jagadale writes to CGMT Karnataka to review the decision of 5th May 2018 formal meeting decision to consider 191 pending Rule 8 transfers with full justification. For letter CLICK HERE..

07-05-2018: Com Siddaramanna SDE Channapattana of BGTD passed away yesterday. SNEA deeply mourns the demise of our comrd. We pray almighty to give strength to his family, near and dears on the sad demise and pray Com Siddaramanna’s soul rest in peace.


Today formal meeting with CGMT is held and the results of the meeting are not positive on Rule 8 agenda. Details will be published once the minutes are released by administration.


Com S P Jagadale Circle Secretary ( Mob 9449854799) reported for duty at Circle Office Bangalore as SDE Mobile Services Members are requested to contact new CS for their issues.


CS was in Bangalore on 08 th, 09 th and 10 st April 2018.

CS Com S P Jagadale along with CP Com S B Nagavi and ACS Com Prashanth met GM Admin Shri Ashok Agarwal on 9th April and discussed on the issue of holding the assured Rule 8 transfers agenda immediately and inform the demand of SNEA to CGMT. As usual the reaction of GM Admn was not clear on the date of the meeting. As such CGMT Shri R Mani was not in HQ we had met AGM HR and informed our points and delivered copy of the letter to both GM and AGM. We have taken strong objection for not forwarding the case of temporary transfer cases of Shri Devendra and others on genuine medical grounds.


CS Com S P Jagadale along with CP Com S B Nagavi, ACS Com Prashanth, VP BGTD Com Palanivelu, AS BGTD Com R C Patil have visited Bangalore NOC met Shri Buddan PGM Noc and took very strong objection for selectively recommending the cases of SDEs to be posted to NOC and such act of him how it is affecting the transfer policy of the circle. Though PGM talked on the technical expertise, we impressed on him to call for the volunteers with required technical expertise and at the same time train the huge staff already available with NOC.

The team also held informal meeting with the JTOs and SDEs of NOC in which Com Jagadale and Com Prashanth addressed the gathering. Ten new members have immediately given SNEA membership forms after the meeting accepting the policies of our association.


CS Com S P Jagadale along with CP Com S B Nagavi, ACS Com Tata Babu ACS, OS Com K N Muralidhar and DS BGTD Com Jayaprakash Javali attended and addressed the District Conference of ACE Division Bangalore on 8th April held at BSNLEU BGTD building. Com Padmanabhachar presided over the function. Com Ravishankar presented the DS report.

Com K Ashok Sudarshan, Com J S Lokesh and Com K S Shridhar have been elected as the District President, District Secretary and District Treasurer respectively.


Rule 8 Transfers:

CS SNEA Com S P Jagadaale writes to CGMT Karnataka Shri R Mani requesting for scheduling the meeting for discussion on Rule 8 transfers. For letter Click here...


For new website link of SNEA BGTD Click here.


CS Com Jagadale Visited Bangalore and meets CGMT and other officers:

CS was in Bangalore on 19th, 20th and 21st Feb 2018.

CS along with Circle President met DGM and AGM staff on 19th and discussed various issues relating to transfers and Rule 8 cases.

CS Com S P Jagadale met CGMT Shri R Mani on 20th and discussed the issues relating to the Rule 8 transfers and protested on the rigid stand taken with regard to Rule 8 transfers. SNEA insisted for the official meeting as already requested by SNEA. Administration also replied to us that the meeting will be held once the 3rd list recruitment of JTOs is sent for training. CGM directed the GM Admn and DGM who were present in the meeting to get all the details of the executives (JTO and SDE) strength of AP, Telangana, Kerala, Maharastra etc., and then convene the meeting. CS raised the issue of discussion on the considering the request transfer of SDEs to reduce the long stay outgoing transfers. CGM directed to GM admn to hold discussions. Com S B Nagavi CP, Com Makkannavar CT, Com Prashanth ACS were also present in the meeting.

CS along with CP met GM STP Shri Mahapatra and GMM STR Shri Pande and discussed various issues of STP and STR comrades.

Later in the evening CS attended the Branch Secretaries Meeting of SNEA BGTD wherein he was welcomed and greeted by the District Executive Body. In his address CS called for the united working of executives and for this to strengthen SNEA in a big way. As such his transfer has already been ordered by CGMT, in the first week of April he join and report at Bangalore in the interest of full pledge working for the association.

Com Unnikrishan DGM Finance and Com Rama Rao CAO who have joined SNEA were welcomed with Rose Flowers.






The Circle Conference of Karnataka Circle was held at Shivamogga on 24th and 25th February, 2018: GS, President and Jt Secretary(South) attended the Conference.

A grand open session was held on 24th Feb 2018 under the president ship of Com BSV Murthy/CP. Com S B Nagavi/CS delivered his key note address.

Shri R Mani, CGMT/Karnataka, the Chief Guest of the function called upon the Executives and the employees to put their best efforts in giving best services to the customers with the available resources. He explained the successful results which were possible because of the hard work of the Executives particularly the field officers. He has also appreciated the members of SNEA, being responsible Association under its present leadership, how it excelled in resolving the issues of Executives of KTK Circle and wished for the success of the conference.

Shri Ashok Kumar Agarawal GM(Admn) and Shri Upendra Tiwari, GM(Davanagere & Shivamogga) also spoken on the occasion.
Com A A Khan, CHQ President in his address explained the achievements of SNEA and our sustained efforts in getting the promotions to all, uniformly, in the form of CPSU cadre Hierarchy. Com President declared that SNEA is committed to get the Standard Pay Scales of E2 and E3 to the JTO/JAOs and SDE/AOs which is another focused cadre issue in addition to 30% superannuation benefits, fought under the banner of Unions and Associations.
Com Pandurang Nayak, Jt Sec(South) has spoke on the occasion and detailed about the role being played by SNEA in protecting and progressing on our issues related to BSNL recruits with regard to cadre issues and 30% Superannuation benefits.

Due to the sudden scheduling of the meeting of Union and Association leaders with the MOS Shri Manoj Shinaji on 24th Feb 2018, Com GS could not join and participate in the open session.
The emerging of the majority Association by getting 1597 votes in the first EMV and there after  increasing its membership to 1800, adding value to the assets of SNEA and its financial position were acknowledged by the house with  proud to be part of such a dignified Association like SNEA. Com CHQ President and Com G L Jogi/Chairman extensively toured KTK during the EMV campaign in addition to the earlier tours of Com GS.

Com K Sebastin, General Secretary addressed the delegate session on 25th Feb 2018 in detail for more than two hours and clarified the doubts of each and every member. Com GS explained the very successful Sanchar Bhavan March on 23.02.18 with huge participation, very successful discussions with the Hon Minister and Secretary/DoT on 3rd Pay and Pension Revision, Pension contribution on actual basic pay, 4G spectrum allotment etc. We have to vigorously pursue further.

GS has focused on the urgency and importance of ensuring the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy implementation in the present circumstances as promotions are struck up with various court cases on seniority, shortage of vacancies and reservation issues. Once the new promotion policy implemented, it will ensure one promotion to almost 70% of the Executives and three assured promotions upto AGM grade for all the Executives. This become possible only due to the MV as management initiated the discussion with the Recognised Assn, SNEA only for finalizing the proposal. Thereafter we will focus on fast track promotions to the meritorious Executives also.

On standard pay scales, we could break the deadlock in 2015 by reconstitution of the Joint Committee with Shri M A Khan as the Chairman. This was possible only due to the agitation of SNEA in April-May, 2015. The new committee recommended E2 and E3 pay scales from 01.01.2007. Now JF is pursuing the matter at various levels.

GS further explained how we could achieve the 5% SAB though CMD promised 6% in AIC Jaipur, despite many negative forces.
GS congratulated the KTK comrades for the success of MV and elaborated the benefits of membership verification and the way in which it proved before the management that who are the real stake holders of the Executives. Our membership touched 23,000 in the month of January. Our ultimate aim is the unity of all the Executives and Assns and a single Executive Assn representing all the Executives in BSNL.

GS conveyed the message of Com G L Jogi, for the success of the Shivamogga conference who could not make it due to personal engagements. GS conveyed the special appreciation of Com Jogiji to Com S B Nagavi, CS for his leadership in strengthening SNEA, KTK.
GS categorically placed on record, Karnataka SNEA is one of the best circles which despite retirements consolidated steadily and for bringing maximum youngsters under the folders of SNEA and the role played by the Circle body under the leadership of Com S B Nagavi, CS who was instrumental in engaging many young officers in the active role of the organization.

On 25th Feb 2018, veteran Trade Union leader Com C K Gundanna addressed the House.  Com Prsad, CS/BMS also addressed the conference.

Our veterans, retired during the period under review; Com B S Venkatesh Murthy/Circle President, Com M S Hiremugadur/ACS and Com Padmanabhachar, DS/ACE have also been felicitated by SNEA.
Comrades of Shivamogga have put their best efforts in arranging the Circle Conference and got the appreciation from all the delegates.

Com S B Nagavi, Com Somanath P Jagadale, Com Sadanand Makkannavar, Sri K Rajashekar, Sri Balakrishna Aital, Sri M H Talikote, Smt Savitha A, Sri Narain Nandakumar and Sri Y Raghu Babu have been elected as the Circle President, Circle Secretary, Circle Treasurer and CWC members respectively. Two new JAOs and three JTOs also inducted in the Circle body as office bearers..... View New list of Office Bearers
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Flag  Hoisting   Delegate Session   Open session     New office bearers


Circle Conference

The circle conference of SNEA Karnataka is scheduled to be held

at Shivamoggaa

on 24th  and 25th  Feb 2018.

The notice for the circle conference is issued.  CGMT Karnataka Shri R Mani is kind to consent to grace the occasion and accordingly the open session will be held on 24th Feb 2017.

For notice of Conference Click here..

For circular click here…


All Districts/Branches are requested to ensure  100% payment of circle/CHQ quota, Conference donation and 2017/2016 Diary arrears dues on or before 31st Jan 2017 and ensure their eligibility to the forthcoming conference. Rule 8 Transfer:

CGMT Karnataka agreed to discuss the agenda of considering the Rule 8 transfers once the training of 3rd Merit list of JTOs commences. We are thankful to CGMT Karnataka for the positive decision.



In Karnataka SNEA membership crosses 1700 (60%) of paid membership as per the salary recovery of Dec 2017.




Com Gunashekar SDE NGSN Bangalore has donated Rs.10,000-00 ( Rupees Ten thousand only) to SNEA. We SNEA are grateful and thankful to him for the affection  towards SNEA.

Com Deepa Bansal done it again

It is with great pleasure we share the achievement of Smt Com Deepa Bansal JTO circle office, our yong comrade and  member of SNEA in 16th ALL India BSNL Athletic Meet held from 20th to 22nd Sept in Coimbattur TN. From Karnataka Smt Deepa was the only lady candidate participated in the meet and won 1 silver and 3 bronze medals in 800, 200, 400 and 1500 Mts race respectively. Around 18 states participated in the Meet. Karnataka mens Athletic Team has won runners up trophy. Congrats to Comrade Deepa and all others. For views click here..


CS writes to CGMT Karnataka respected Shri R Mani regarding considering of the Rule 8 Transfers in the cadre of JTOs. For letter Click here...



STRIKE ON 12 & 13 DECEMBER, 2017


Massive mobilization going on throughout the country. Very successful conventions by all Unions and Assns at Jaipur, Chennai, Bengaluru and Bhopal. Telangana circle organised convention at Hyderabad.

Make door to door campaign for the success of the strike with 100% participation.



SNEA deeply mourns the sad and sudden demise of daughter of our member, SDE Shimoga Smt Megala. We are all aware that madam had tried her level best in ensuring best possible medical treatment, hats off to  brave efforts Madam Megala. We pray almighty that Madam Megala gets enough strength to bear the shock. We pray God the departed soul rest in peace.  


Joint Convention of all Unions and Associations of BSNL at Bengaluru:


Strike preparatory meeting was organized by the All  Unions and Associations of Karnataka Aircle at Bengaluru on 6th December2017. On behalf of SNEA CHQ  Com. Pandurang Nayak JSS CHQ addressed the gathering. Com M H Gombi ACS, represented the circle as CS S B Nagavi was on leave. All District Secretaries and members of Bangalore were present in the meeting.

For Glimpese click here.


Get together meeting of new members at Bangalore and Mysore:


SNEA BGTD has arranged the meeting of the new members on 8th December at Bangalore  and welcomed them to SNEA. More than 90 percent of the newly joined JTOs have joined SNEA. CS Com S B Nagavi attended the meeting and addressed the gathering and at the same time invited Com K Y Prashant Ex CS SNATTA to attend the CWC meeting as our invitee; who recently along with many JAOs and JTOs have joined SNEA. Com Palanivelu AGM presided over the meeting. DS Com Javali gave brief account of the activities of SNEA. Com Arun representing the new JTOs, addressed the house and thanked SNEA for the focused active role it took during the allotment of LICE trainees to various SSAs and also in ensuring the transparent posting in BGTD. DS Bidar Com Karthik also attended and addressed the meeting of BGTD as our special guest and highlighted as how he and his team is impressed by the untiring works of SNEA particularly in Karnataka for the welfare  young JTOS.

For more glimpses click here..


SNEA Mysore had also arranged meeting on the same day which was addressed by Circle President Com B S Venkateshmurthy. Com M N Ramakrishna presided over the function. Com B S Naragund DS gave brief account of the achievements of SNEA at various levels.


For more glimpses click here..



In the entire circle, by and large new JTOs have shown keen interest to join SNEA. SNEA welcomes these new and young generation to our organization and at this juncture we assure them of all our support in making the company to grow further heights in the coming days and in this endeavor we will not hesitate to take their (our) issues with the management at every level by which the interest of the cadre as well as company is always protected.


Best of luck to our NEW COMRADES.




Com Krishnamurthy SDE (CTO Building) BGTD has donated Rs.5,000-00 ( Rupees Five thousand only) to SNEA. We SNEA are thankful to him for extending support in the form of donation.


CS along with Com Palanivelu VP SNEA BGTD today met GM Admin Shri Ashok Agarwalji . CS took strong objection for the non relieving of the JTOs on request transfer by some SSAs though last date is fixed as 30th November 2017. DGM Admn Shri M V Angadi, present in the meeting explained that; for the cases of new JTO trainees posted as substitute; the regular posting order to report as JTOs will be issued shortly to ensure the relieving for the cases of request transfers issued earlier. We have pointed out that even where regular JTOs are posted as Substitutes also there are instances of not relieving. In the interest of avoiding discrimination as some are being relieved and some are not; SNEA demanded immediate action to relieve all immediately without further delay. DGM explained that this week regular posting order of new JTOs will be issued to avoid the technical problem of reliever and action will be taken to ensure the relieving of the JTOs on request transfer.

CS reported for duty after two days leave. Due to personal function CS could not attend the 6th meeting of all Unions and Associations.


Efforts of Belgaum Comrades  appreciated:

Our endeavor for transparency in administration yielded results. Comrades of Belgaum under the leadership of Com Kamath DS and Com Pandurang Nayak JSS pursued the matter with PGM Belgaum and finally the minutes were issued on the issue and they deserve the appreciation. We are thankful to Shri Deepak Tayal ji PGM Belgaum for understanding the sentiments of our members, the LICE candidates got promotion as JTOs and revised the posting order. We are also thankful the DGM, AGM admn and others for their co-operation in resolving the issue. For minutes issued by Belgaum administration click here..



Comrade K Y PRASHANTH, the then Circle Secretary SNTTA,  joined SNEA.

Comrade K Y Prashanth, working as JAO in circle office had since then been actively involved in the activities of SNATTA as its circle secretary; who along with his CP Com Kiran Kumar, BGTD District President Com A Arun Kumar and others were inturn engaged with our association, in closely moving with, on the issues related to the TTA/JEs in their transition period to join as JTOs through LICE quota. Comrade Prashanth, as we know was deeply committed to the issues related to the members of SNATTA and presently working in the accounts wing at circle office; will be the best person to represent the issues of accounts wing through SNEA in our future days. It is not only Comrade Prashanth, his whole team of SNATTA who have joined as JTOs like Com Arun, CP President, Com Ashwin DS BGTD and all SNATTA members in the entire circle have been joining our association. More than 20 JAOs, had long back joined SNEA as per the wish of Comrade Prashant when they were newly joining to JAO cadre but Comrade Prashanth could not do so since he was still holding the charge of CS SNATTA. He has very carefully and successfully completed his responsibilities for his members till recent posting of all LICE promoted JTOs and then relinquished the office of the CS SNATTA. Comrade Prashanth was prompt to communicate me that he is, on behalf of all LICEans his team SNATTA is thankful to all the District Secretaries and other activists of SNEA in Karnataka Circle who have in fact timely interfered with the district administration and helped in restoring the postings of the JTO trainees in most transparent way.

I once again extend revolutionary welcome to Com Prashanth and his team for this mighty organization and feel proud to be strengthened with these young as well as organizationally trained members under the guidance of Com Sudarshan BGTD DS and OS CHQ BSNLEU and Com Gundanna CS BSNLEU.  




Com BRN JOIS, DGM Mobile Services Bangalore has donated Rs.5,000-00 ( Rupees Five thousand only) to SNEA. Com Jois is retiring on 30th November 2017 on superannuation. We SNEA are grateful and thankful to him for the affection the senior comrade has towards SNEA. We wish him a happy retired and peaceful retired life.



HUMAN CHAIN ON 23.11.2017

Make all out preparations. Join enmass to the Human Chain at the Circle/SSA HQs.The human chain programme at Bangalore is programmed at CTO Building (Telephone House) from 1230 hours to 1330 hours....


Comrade’s Command Commended:

Kannada Rajyotsava Awardee Comrade, Com Chikkamagaluru Gundanna was felicitated yesterday by Kannada Sangha of Circle Office, supported by Circle Administration. We are thankful that Kannada Sangh was kind enough to allow the unions and associations also to felicitate comrade Gundanna. SNEA Karnataka felicitated Comrade Gundanna on this occasion. For more glimpses Click here.

Comrade Gundanna speaking on the occasion, expressed his association with SAMUDAYA a theatre institution, more specifically working for the drama TAYEE (THE MOTHER) for SAMUDAYA made him committed for the trade union activities all these days and probably SAMUDAYA and the drama TAYEE, changed his life from the concept of earn for self to the concept of give up for society. He said he was surprised to know of his selection for the award in the absence of lobbying but held that he was the happiest person to be recognized for his compassion on theatre; work a part and parcel of service to the society.

Today he is leading BSNLEU and more importantly the bottommost cadre the CONTRACT WORKERS.  

The real credit to Com Gundanna from BSNL was the remarks of CGM Shri R Mani Sir, who said that Shri Gundanna, he knows from the last 20 years and Shri Gundanna is known for his seasoned interaction with the management that has earned all benefits to the employees at the circle level.  

SNEA Karnataka wishes Comrade, Com C K Gundanna, to grow for further heights, in the field of social works and let his dreams become true in the coming days.

The function which was supposed to be made open for sharing the views of many others was censored for very few.


CS writes to Com K Sebastin General Secretary on the issue of further list of JTO recruitment at the earliest. Getting more JTOs recruited is crucial to Karnataka Circle in view of accute shortage of executives in our circle compared to other circles. For letter click here...


Joint Forum (SNEA & AIGETOA) meets CGMT Karnataka:

CS SNEA Com S B Nagavi and CS AIGETOA Com Sundar Raju, along with DS BGTD Com Jayaprakash Javali, yesterday met Shri R Mani Sir, CGMT Karnataka circle and discussed local issue related to transfers in BGTD. CGMT while updating the status assured to look into and consider the case sympathetically. Earlier both CSs held detailed discussion on the issue before meeting CGM, when Com Sourab Agarwal of AIGETOA was also present and the issue of consensus was decided to be taken up with CGMT for discussion.


Com C K Gundanna, Trade Union Leader and Convener of BSNL Unions and Associations has been conferred with 2016-17 RAJYOTSAVA PRASHASTI.SNEA Karnataka heartily congratulates comrade Gundanna and we all feel proud that that luminary of BSNL got the prestigious STATE award.


Glimpses more of Formal Meeting held on 23-10-2017 with CGMT KTK.

Congratulations and welcome to all LICE trainees for the field training:


It is new era of your career in BSNL entering from non-executive to the executive cadre and becoming the basic block of BSNL management in the front end position of BSNL business. We all have seen you working as JEs in various fields and acknowledge your expertise in various fields and how important you are in the prestigious position of JTO in your future assignment. It was our endeavor to make your promotion most purposeful for the company and at the same time must be convenient to your personal aspirations. It is with this objective that this association has always moved forward and at the end of the day achieved the desired goal.

When huge number of trainees is allotted to places like Bangalore, Hubli etc., it was our duty as majority executive association to ensure transparency in the posting of the trainees. The nepotism, favoritism should have no place is the principle of this association. Our leaders at district level have worked very hard in bringing such expected transparency everywhere through the method of counseling. We acknowledge their successful efforts and thank the reciprocated administration for going in such fair method.

We wish all the JTOs/trainees a great success in their new role in the coming days and request them to choose their best association with conscious evaluation of all aspects of the matter whether it is local issue, circle issue or even the matters being taken up at the Central Headquarters (E2E3, CPSU, SAB etc).

Our crucial Role in Rule 8 and JTO trainee Posting:

When our 53 point agenda was presented to the administration on 7th Aug 2017, it needed more time and the actual meeting could take place only on 23rd of October 2017. << For full Agenda Click here>>.  On understanding the importance of the decisions to be taken on the Rule 8 transfers and posting of about 200 JTO trainees, we brought pressure on the administration to hold the meeting on priority to discuss on these two agenda points and accordingly the meeting was scheduled on 4th September 2017 and decisions are taken and minutes are issued. The decisions on agenda 37 and 38 paved the way for the consideration of Rule 8 transfers upto WL 50 plus 5 spouse cases. Most importantly the decision to post all the LICE passed trainees to their respective SSAs and as per the decision taken by this association, the LICE JTOs who were disturbed in previous batches were also to be transferred back to their parent SSA simultaneously with above batches was also got achieved in our formal meeting with administration. << For minutes click here>>.  

The above crucial and historic decision in the above minutes has almost placed all the LICE JTOs to the desired places, avoiding the prospective request transfers. We have also created a history that all pending request transfer of JTOs is brought to NIL with the present transfer order of 83 JTOs. As the administration has time again raised the issue of long stay transfer of JTOs to clear WL; we had tough times to face the challenges and twice SNEA had launched agitation programees in this direction. Pending request transfer WL, it would have been difficult for us to bring back the JTOs who had gone on request transfer one and half year back. The hurdle is clear and those JTOs can be brought back in the month of March this year very easily now as there is no pending WL.

In this regard we are aware that the rationalization of posting of JTOs equally to all SSAs is partially varied and can be immediately set right in couple of months as the trainees are in the pipeline and getting released from November onwards regularly. The District Secretaries of the SSAs are to please go through the sanctioned and working strength of the JTO and SDEs and update us in our group email to take up the matter with the administration more effectively in these crucial months forthcoming. 

Pending Rule 8 transfers:

When we had and also have a huge WL of Rule 8 transfers and our own colleagues who were waiting to go their native circles for decades and even more, we are able to ensure the Rule 8 transfer of 71 JTOs. As a responsible association the effort of this association are bound to continue to get the R 8 transfers further approved and hence another batch of 55 cases is in the pipeline as against the huge WL of 228. << For WL click here>>

At the same time we are fully aware of the acute shortages of executives’ in our circle particularly in the cadre of JTOs. As against the DR training batches of 30, 30 and 45 only 18, 21 and 31 trainees have reported. In the latest programmes of 40, 40 batches only 36 in the first batch reported and the 2nd one yet to start. The pending list for training is 56. As against the ongoing training of 145 only 106 are reported. As against 300 recruitment list so far 236 cases verification done but again sharp decline in reporting for the trainings. We are closely monitoring the reporting of the trainees for the remaining batches, asses the shortfall and to take up the matter with CHQ to go down in the GATE list and to process for further recruitment and ensure all 300 allotments to Karnataka Circle are duly filled up. We are thankful that our CGMT Office is also fully and seriously engaged in bringing these facts to BSNL CO. In the interest of meeting the shortage of SSAs and to achieve more Rule 8, we are seriously pursuing with CHQ to recruit and release one more list of GATE JTOs as early as possible.

Let us move forward.



Hassan District Conference:

On 23rd Oct 2017, at Jewel Rock Hotel Hassan, the district conference was held under the President ship of Com Sanjay Kumar District President. Function commenced with the invocation by Com Santhoshkumari. Com Maruthi Rathod DS presented his annual report and Com Tirumalesh presented the statement of accounts. The issues related to Promotions, E2E3, SAB, CPSU Cadre Hirarchy, Posting of JAOs in CSC, 3rd PRC implementation, opposition to Tower Subsidiary, stopping of TESA FLASH were the main issues raised by the district branch. CS Com S B Nagavi answered all the queries and explained on the latest position on each issue. CS welcomed the newly reported JTOs and explained the role played by SNEA in the policy of their posting to their desired places. The leaders of BSNLEU, NFTE and SEWA have also addressed the meeting. DGM Shri Joshi, also attended and addressed the gathering and called for improving the sales and better services. Com Tata Babu, CEC member also attended and addressed on various issues about Rule 8 and request transfers and on our pending CHQ issues. Com Ramdas Ex DS SNEA Hassan also addressed the house.

Com Sanjay Kumar, Com K Rudresh and Com Maruthi Rathod Have been unanimously elected as the District President, District Secretary and District Treasurer respectively.

For glimpses click here..


What we have told is what we have established.

Congratulations; Request transfer orders in the cadre of JTOs is issued today with the constant persuasion of SNEA/SNATTA to end all disturbances and minimize future transfers more importantly to ensure these youngsters to put their best as JTOs in their works. We thank SDE, AGM, DGM for their untiring works. We are thankful to CGMT Shri R Mani Sir and GM Shri Agarwalji for the on time decision in the matter. For orders click here…


Agenda Meeting with CGM Karnataka Scheduled on 23rd Oct 2017.


Meeting with CGMT Karnataka Respected Shri R Mani:

CS along with Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO, Com Harish ADS,ACE,SNEA met CGM yesterday. As such the issue mainly to be discussed was pertaining to the violation of rules by CE civil, the presence of CE Civil Shri Rajkumar and GM Admn Shri Ashok Agarwal was also ensured in the meeting by the administration.

(1) The act of manipulations in issuing LA arrangement to the post of EE (C); by procuring coerced unwillingness letters for LA from 3 senior SDEs to issue LA to a specific SDE to shield him from the liability of longest transfer and at the same time processed to issue longest transfer to his junior was explained to CGMT in the presence of CE Civil. CE Civil rebutted that unwillingness’s are not coerced one. CS SNEA informed him clearly that the LA to be issued to the senior most and if he declines it can then be issued to his immediate junior. The motive of departing from the laid down rules is ultra vires of the powers vested in CE and manifests their ulterior intentions as explained on our email to CGM. CS when met CE civil last week, CE in our discussion was pushing the onus on CGMT as the order is issued with his concurrence. But CGM respected Shri Mani, today categorically clarified that he has very clearly written with regard to our email that seniority should not be bye-passed. When he looked for confirmation towards GM Admin, Shri Agarwal who clarified that the file was processed during his absence when he was on leave and he is not a party to the orders. SNEA vehemently informed the management that we will not allow any transfer shielding the senior longest stay SDE in the guise of LA Executive Engineer. The entire discussion unmasked the conspiracy of Shri Anil Vaish the then CE Incharge and how the coterie  used situation namely the reporting of the new CE Shri Rajkumar and also the absence of GM Admn Shri Agarwal to get the file cleared by CGMT with the help of DGM Staff Shri M V Angadi. We are surprised to know how DGM Staff Shri Angadi also allowed the false procedure despite several times CS has brought to his notice on the game plan of Shri Anil Vaish and his team- when DGM was telling us that he is unaware of any such proposal and also would not allow it but on the contrary become a party to such illegal order. SNEA very strongly condemns these acts of manipulations and at the same time acknowledge the action of CGMT Karnataka to call all the concerned and resolving the issue. CGM informed that the rules have to be scrupulously followed and no transfer will be done in the cadre of SDE the way it is being proposed and to follow the procedure of transfer in the substantive grade only. CE Shri Rajkumar informed  in the meeting that no long stay transfer will be done in the cadre of SDE now as proposed, the proposal will be dropped and action will be initiated only at the end of current fiscal. As the officer taken over the Charge of EE on the present LA order CS also accepted the stand of administration, and will not insist for its withdrawal till the SDE longstay transfer is taken up or next LA orders whichever is earlier.

(2) CS brought to the notice of CGMT, that the request transfer of SDEs having less than 2 years is not being issued and creating discrimination. GM tried to inform that only in March it can be considered. We have very strongly opposed the same and re-iterated that all old cases are to be disposed of immediately as per transfer policy. We have further made our intentions very clear once again and how it helps the management if transfers are only ordered in April but not in March resulting in totally avoiding the less than two year cases permanently. We want all old cases to be cleared by transfer orders immediately.

(3) Non holding of formal meetings by PGM Mysore with SNEA: CGM instructed GM admn to issue instructions to PGM Mysore and also informed to fix the formal meeting on agenda of SNEA with CGMT on 23-10-2017.

CS thanked CGM and CE civil for settling the issues.


Meeting with CE Civil Shri Rajkumar:

CS along with DS ACE Com Ravishankar, DP ACE Com padmanabhachar, ADS ACE Com Harish, Com Aithal CVP, Com Huliraj DP BGTD have met CE Civil Shri Rajkumar and welcomed him. We have requested for the formal meeting at the earliest for which CE agreed immediately. CE made it clear that he would like to work transparently and would like to bring changes in the companies interest taking into confidence of the recognised executive association on all related matters.


Higher Pension under Para 11(3) of EPS, 1995 (Present Status):

The information sought on this issue under RTI is complied by BSNL. From the information received, it is revealed that only one letter has so far been written to RPFC Bangalore on 24th May 2017. Though it is claimed that BSNL consulted RPFO on 12-07-2017, no supporting documents manifested for this. The circle administration has written one more letter only on our taking up the case on 12-09-2017 through RTI as well as letter dated 12-09-2017. With this we can assess the seriousness with which the concerned authority is working on such important issue of BSNL Recruits whose pension issue is at stake. Therefore we are of the firm belief that unless we organisationally fight the issue, we may not get the solution. The very basic issue of pension emanating from the order of the Hon Supreme Court of India is being treated so casually by the administration. This association cannot allow and tolerate the sluggishness of this kind. Wecall upon all the DS to keep informed this complecent attitude of the officers of BSNL at the helm of affairs to our members and get ready for the struggle we are going to launch in the immediate future. <<For Reply to the RTI click here>>. <<For RTI application click here.>> << For our letter in this connection click here.>>


CS Com S B Nagavi along with DS BGTD Com Jayaprakash Javali, Com Balakrishna Aithal CVP, Com Tata Babu CEC member BGTD today met Smt Geetanjali Sr GM Finance and protested on the untimely transfer of AOs in the middle of acadamic year. The accounts administration has unilaterally decided these transfers which is strongly opposed by us. When a transparent policy is being adopted in Karnataka Circle in all cadres, the accounts wing of circle office is indifferent in its attitude on such matters. We have also submitted a letter to CGMT in this regard. For letter click here...


Massive Lunch Hour Demonstration all over Karnataka:

The employees and Executives of all unions and associations have came out of office and held lunch hour demonstration yesterday to protest against the Cabinet decision to form a Tower Subsidiary Company and fragmenting BSNL. In CGMT Office, the meeting was addressed by CS Com S B Nagavi and other leaders.