Welcome to SNEA KArnataka
Edited and Published By S P Jagadale, CS
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.
07-06-2018 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
06-06-2018 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
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.
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).
SC / ST
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……
29-05-2018: 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.25-05-2018
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 2018.24-05-2018:
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.Mahdevu S M
Sri.P R Kakkanna
JE-Promoted as JTO
CO MS BG
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.
VIST TO BANGALORE NOC BY CIRCLE SECRETARY
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.
ACE DIVISION DISTRICT CONFERENCE
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...
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.
MEMBERSHIP CROSSED 1800 IN FEBRURARY. CONGRATUALTIONS COMRADES FOR
YOUR GREAT EFFORTS.
LET US MOVE TOWARDS UNIFICATION.
CIRCLE CONFERENCE REPORT:
The circle conference of SNEA Karnataka is scheduled to be held
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.
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...
3rd PAY REVISION WITH 15% FITMENT.
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.
Get together meeting of new members at Bangalore and Mysore:
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.
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.
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..
WELCOME TO SNEA
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.
3rd PAY REVISION WITH 15% FITMENT.
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.13-11-2017:
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.02-11-2017:
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.
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…19-10-2017
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
CS thanked CGM and CE civil for settling the issues.04-10-2017:
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.
Anthonyswamy Ex DS Hubli passed away yesterday at Bangalore who was
suffering from multi-organ failures. SNEA deeply mourns the demise
of our veteran leader who was a great social worker and a prominent
trade union leader from North Karnataka. Till he retired he was our
DS SNEA. He was active in co-operative moment and served in various
capacities for the society and particularly to BSNL executives. We
pray almighty to give strength to his family, near and dears on the
sad demise and pray Com Swamy’s soul rest in peace.
GS CHQ writes to Secretary, DoT regarding Lunch Hour demonstration on 15.09.2017: Ill conceived and ill timed decision of Government to off load most powerful and potential assets of BSNL-66,000 mobile towers-gravely threatens to decelerate an otherwise accelerating growth of BSNL, besides endangering its very existence. Employees of BSNL determined and ready to pay any price to safeguard existing integrated and time tested composition of BSNL. Sinister decision of the Government is nothing but a well calibrated move towards disinvestment of strategic telecom institution of the Country. Massive and prolonged trade union actions are on the anvil to force the Govt. to reverse this retrograde decision.
All Unions and Assns will give separate notice for lunch hour demonstration due to shortage of time.GS letter to Secretary, DoT on Luch Hour demonstration against Tower Subsidiary formation
Accordingly Karnataka SNEA will participate in today's Lunch Hour Demonstration to protect our bread earning Tower Assets to Save BSNL
Meeting with DOT Secretary Smt Aruna Sundarrajan, today at Bangalore:
Circle Secretaries of Unions and Associations today met Smt Aruna Sundarrajan, Secretary DOT and Chairman Telecom Commission during her visit to Bangalore at Hetel Park Plaza and submitted memorandum on issues of 3rd PRC and Dropping of Tower Subsidiary. Com C K Gundanna CS BSNLEU, Com H V Sudarshan AGS BSNLEU, Com S B Nagavi CS SNEA, Com K Y Prashanth CS SNATTA, Sundararaju CS AIGETOA, Com B S Shivalingappa SAWA BSNL, Com B D Mahadev CS BASE(I), Com Mahalingaiah CS FNTO and Com Nagaraj DS AIBSNLEA BGTD have attended the meeting. During the discussion Com Gundanna explained the need of 3rd PRC implementation and the adverse effect on BSNL due to formation of a Tower Subsidiary Company. Madam Aruna Sundararajan appreciated the employees and executives of BSNL for the works being done and taking the company forward by reducing losses, but still lot of scope is there to improve its performance. She compared the performance of Kerala circle, when Kerala can perform why cannot be other circles. She had informed that Hon Minister of Communications and IT is also very positive on the issue of 3rd PRC and she will definitely work positively on the issue and at the same expects BSNL to perform better than the present in the days to come. When CS Com S B Nagavi, representing the executives’ association requested for the Standard Pay Scale E2 and E3 issue, madam informed that she is fully aware of the issue and will look into the matter. We are thankful to DOT Secretary that despite her hectic schedule she had a patient hearing on our issues. For glimpses of meeting click here… For memorandum click here..13-09-2017:
The members of SNEA have done it again:
Com Sunil V M Desai, (view more details) SDE(NIB/Computer), Belgaum and Com Shailendra Singh, (view more details) Accounts Officer Circle Office Bangalore have been declared to be conferred with Sanchar Seva Padak. SNEA is proud to state that they are the active members of SNEA. We congratulate these officers for their outstanding performance.
Com Desai, known for his silent but hard work is discharging duties of many SDEs in Belgaum District.
The whole circle office has noticed the fighting spirit of Com Shailendra when injustice, discrimination is forced on genuine issues. He is instrumental in the medical rules modification by BSNLCO when arbitrary ceiling was imposed by circle office.
We congratulate and wish the officers a great success in future also.12-09-2017:
Higher Pension under Para 11(3) of EPS, 1995:
It is unfortunate that, a pension related issue of BSNL Recruits; a social security measure extended by the Hon Supreme Court of India in SLP No.33032-33033/2015 is taken so lightly and kept under cold storage by Finance wing of Karnataka Circle. The disregard shown to the intent of Hon SC order is nothing but to deny retirement security to the BSNL Recruits. CS SNEA writes to administration, CGMT Shri R Mani and Sr GM Finance Smt Geetanjali for immediate action to call for options. For letter Click here...
Comrades, let us gear up for organization action if Circle Administration continues its complacent approach on the issue still further.
Meeting With GM Finance:
CS Com S B Nagavi along with Com Ravishankar DS ACE, Com Padmanabhachar DP ACE, Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO met Smt Geetanjali Madam, GM Finance and discussed on the difficulties faced by the SDEs and JTOs in the field in entire circle due to the non-payment of temporary advance which in turn forcing our officers to pay the expenses from their personal salary money in the interest of the company as such any emergent work cannot be postponed. Madam informed us that by next week all the approved advances will all be cleared as she had already received some funds after continuous interaction with the BSNL CO. Madam also explained us and given the statistics that this year the revenue collection is far below than the expenditure and it is very much alarming to us. Revenue is low as compared to last year also.
We have explained that the traffic of voice and data is drastically increased but due to steep reduction in the tariff; to match with market rates, has been the effect of revenue fall. We have thanked madam for her efforts in getting the funds with her extra effort.
Meeting With GM Admn:
The team also met GM Admn Shri Ashok Aggarwal and strongly protested on the incharge CE Civil who has been evading the meetings to SNEA and at the same time involved in many biased activities on the members with regard to the transfer and postings and his total disregard to the recognized executive association is condemned. GM informed us that as instructed by CGM; as per our email addressed to CGM, instructions have been issued to him.
Minutes of meeting;
Minutes of the meeting released by CGMT Office and published in Circle Intranet. The meeting was held only to discuss agenda HR Agenda Points relating to Rule 8 and Posting of LICE JTOs/Trainees ( Point 37 and 38 ). Another meeting will be scheduled shortly. For official minutes copy click here. We are thankful to Shri R Mani, CGMT, Shri Ashok Agarwal GM Admn, Shri M V Angadi DGM and Shri Swaminathan AGM for the resolution of these urgent issues.
FORMAL MEETING ON 4TH SEPT 2017:
Report will be uploaded shortly.
Meeting with Shri Munindranath, CGM BBNW Newdelhi at Bangalore:The frequent failure of the BB and FTTH services has created a very bad image of the company in the entire country. Knowing CGMT BBNW was on tour to Bangalore for South Zone Meeting, CS Com S B Nagavi along with Com Palanivelu AGM, VP BGTD rushed to NOC Bangalore and sought urgent meeting.
CS strongly protested the failure on the part of BBNW management in giving uninterrupted services, now since last month BSNL BB has been the victim of cyber war; utter failure on the part of BSNL to have required FIREWALLS and protections in place. We have demanded to immediately hand over the issue to cyber police, conduct cyber audits to find out the culprits.
CGM informed that the ONT/OLTs of ALPHOIN make are affecting the network elements and hence the said units are taken out of the network temporarily till the issue is resolved by ALPHOIN.
CS explained CGM that in recent times, the image of the company is being spoiled by these frequent failures giving room for the subscribers who on the face our field JTO/SDEs openly alleged that BSNL officers are hand in glove with Reliance JIO and hence deteriorating BSNL service to help increase the market share of Reliance JIO. We have sought CGM the answer what we should give to these subscribers.
Our field officer in the recent cyber attack, day and night re-programmed the modems to face and resolve the malware attack. CGM informed us that he is also fully aware of the repercussions of the frequent failures.
We have also informed him of the shortage of the equipments relating to BB and FTTH services especially the DSLMs and MLLN equipments, urgent need to upgrade the backhaul bandwidth.
Later in the afternoon, CGMT Karnataka Shri R Mani Sir, also visited NOC and held discussion with CGM BBNW. CGMT Karnataka informed us that they have to block WAN port and reboot all ONTs of ‘ALPHOIN make’ and it will take 6 to 10 hours.
We hope things will get normalized immediately. Otherwise, we will be holding protest meeting at the gate of NOC on Monday at 1330 hours in the interest of saving this company from the disastrous attack and the miserable failure of the concerned in the matter. << View Glimpses>>
As per the information from GCMT secreriate and DGM Staff, the formal meeting with CGMT Karnataka Circle is scheduled on 4th Sept 2017 at 1100 hours to discuss the Agenda submitted by SNEA. For agenda copy click ehre..
Today CS along with DS CO Com Makkannavar, DS Kolar Com Narain Nandakumar and other comrades of Kolar have met DGM Shri M V Angadi and protested on the delay in scheduling the formal meeting to discuss various issues including Rule 8 cases. Then in the afternoon GM Admn Shri Ashok Agarwal informed CS that next week meeting will be arranged as such CGMT is very busy this week particularly on meeting the targets of circle, revenue realization etc. CGM is appealing through SMS on the importance of RV 80 promotions by staff of BSNL. Further the team also met DGM Finance and apprised him of the difficulties facing for not clearing the wages of HKS, Elec Bills and Temp Advances. DGM updated his efforts in resolving the crisis.30-08-2017:
Karnataka SNEA observed Lunch Hour Demonstration against the high handed action of BSNL management on the CHQ, GS SNEA for raising the legitimate issues of the executives and employees’. SNEA Karnataka condemns the unwarranted action. Massive response of members of SNEA Karnataka from all over the circle.
On 28th August 2017, LHD was held at CGMT Office and memorandum was submitted to CGMT Karnataka. << View Glimpses>>
On 29th August 2017, LHD was held at SSAs and
memorandum was submitted to GM/DGMs of SSAs. <<
Bidar, Raichur, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Madikeri, Tumkur, Hassan, Kolar, Belgaum, Chickmaglur, Mysore and other SSAs have conducted the LHD and submitted the memorandum.23-08-2017:
NGN Core Main Site to go to Chandigarh:
Sudden decision of BSNL Management to Shift NGN Core Main Site from Bangalore to Chandigarh, at the last moment even after every aspect being finalized to install it at Bangalore. A strong doubt on the intent of the BSNL management. CS SNEA writes to CGMT Karnataka for for his intervention. SNEA Karnataka plans for massive protest in this regard. Comrades please gear up. For letter click here…
Avoiding long stay transfers by some SDEs:
CS Com S B Nagavi and CEC member Com Tata Babu met PGM Shri Janardhana Rao yesterday and discussed on the procurment of the Cable Route Tracer RIDGID, this is in continuation to our letter written to CGMT. In the discussion PGM informed that the one proposed by us is costly and moreover it having no TEC approval. That already having TEC approval is cheaper but it shows only route but not the depth.
Com Tata Babu explained that, in the field where RIDGID was used we found, its accuracy both in tracing the route and depth is very precise. As explained in the letter it will save lot of money spent on labour in tracing and moreover it saves time. With the available tools we are most of the times struck for days together, ending up in delay and objections by local municipal authorities etc.,.
PGM in the mean time called DGM MM and asked them to reprocess the file to explore further possibility of procurement by calling tender with the new specification including the depth tracing also.
From our side we request you to kindly inform anyone using any such Route tracer being used as claimed by PGM Shri Janardhan Rao.
Formal Meeting between SNEA Hubli and GM Hubli
Com S P Jagadale, DS Hubli with his team was able to ensure formal meeting on 19th Aug 2017 with GM Hubli on the agenda points of SNEA Hubli. The meeting lasted for 3 hours. DS thanked the administration and GM Hubli Shri Vivek Jaiswalji for the detailed discussion and interest shown in our genuine issues. For the agenda points click here. The minutes are awaited. Similar meeting was also conducted at Davangere under the leadership of DS Com G Nagaraj, AGM Mktg Dvg.
Circle SNEA expects that all other SSAs should insist for such meetings and bring forward our issues on the official minutes to be issued by the administration.
CGMT Karnataka Published SNEA Agenda for formal meeting in circle intranet and seeks for the immediate comments and breif on the agenda points from concerned PGM/GMs. For circle office letter click here…
CS SNEA writes to CGMT on requirement of RIDGID route and depth locator. For email copy click here…
CS SNEA writes to CGMT demanding immediate meeting for the processing of the rule 8 transfers in the background of the recent discussions held with CGMT. For letter click here…
Com G C Kamat DS SNEA Belgaum seeks formal meeting with GM Belgaum. For agenda points click here…
Meeting with CGM Karnataka Shri R Mani Sir:
CS Com S B Nagavi along with DS CO Com Makkannavar yesterday met
CGMT Karnataka Shri R Mani, and discussed various issues.
(1) In a surprising move
one SDE who was on long stay transfer was relieved to QA though
many lady SDEs with very serious medical and personal problems
have honoured and obeyed the orders of administration and
accepted long stay transfer; but this case of modification has
created serious heart burn on these propmpt officers. We have
very strongly protested the case. CGMT assured us to verify the
case in detail and also would take suitable action including
writing to BSNL CO not to entertain such cases.
(2) WIFI Hot-spot
commissioning by L&T and the very poor technical response of
the vendor and poor response of NOC in attending to the faults.
CGMT informed that he is also aware and will take appropriate
(3) Holding of immediate formal meeting: CGMT assured to instruct the
concerned to schedule the meeting.
(4) To start the process of Rule 8 transfers in case of pending R 8 WL: CGMT informed us of the huge task before us in the coming months of the current financial year and the acute shortage of technical staff Karnataka the Circle is facing. All GMs of SSA are informing him that it will be difficult for them to achieve the targets in the situation of the present shortage. CGM further informed that 300 JEs cadre have fallen vacant due to LICE promotion and presently 205 are on JTO training. These practicalities have created serious vacuum in all SSAs. The expert and experienced JTOs recently relieved on Rule 8 has a serious impact on the SSA performance. CS SNEA totally disagreed with the observations of CGMT. We have made our position very clear to CGMT that all those JTOs relieved on Rule 8 were hard workers and the motivation was that they would get transfer to their States, have been working for BSNL Karnataka for decades. On the pretext of shortage, if Rule 8 is denied, it will seriously de-motivate the JTOs who are in the WL. We have made it clear that all Rule 8 orders are not done at one stroke. When around 190 TTAs were regularized only 61 cases were considered in 2016, in 93 (82+11) LICE candidates promoted only 71 cases are considered and now more than 205 LICE candidates in the pipeline to get promotion shortly. It is only in Karnataka that this huge WL is still (more than 200) pending and this association has been pursuing these cases on humanitarian grounds, social justice that too only when they complete their 5 years service in Karnataka and also when the addition of strength to the JTO cadre is increased. In the rigidity of management we were compelled to organizational routes also. Finally CGM agreed to begin the process of Rule 8 and also will hold detailed discussion with us on this issue.
Later we met GM Admn Shri Ashok Agarwal and DGM Admn M V Angadi and requested them to hold discussion on all important HR issues immediately to take timely decision in this regard.
Let us understand that, our CGMT Shri Mani Sir, from the day one is on serious engagement to bring Karnataka Circle on the lines of Kerala pattern in earning revenue. For his pressure; one and the main reason posed by SSA heads is this shortage due to Rule 8 transfers. We have therefore informed CGMT to attend to the points raised in our agenda points wherein we will definitely reach to the ground level of resolving the issues. However from our part let us all be engaged in our works very seriously to fulfill our endeavor of generating more revenue in the coming days and at the same time bring all practical issues to the notice of CGMT so that he will be correctly knowing factual impediments. Keep your issues in our whats app pages to bring it to the notice of CGMT.
At the same time, we are keeping our demand on the issues particularly Rule 8 transfer firmly with the management and if necessary we may be compelled to repeat our struggles in the coming days. But most importantly right now we have to seriously focus on the ongoing programmes very seriously to materialize the target fixed on us.