Welcome to SNEA KArnataka
Edited and Published By S B Nagavi, CS
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.
Comrade Venkata Vara Prasad, JTO, Telangana (Earlier JTO Raichur) donated Rs.5000-00 to SNEA Karnataka. We are thankful for the donation.
CS Submits AGENDA for formal meeting with CGMT Karnataka:
Shortage of young Staff/skilled and unskilled workers: The present executives’ strength (around 3000 in Karnataka); projecting as shortage is an incorrect approach. We are facing dearth of ground level work force in the field like attending break downs, line faults and interruptions, digging trench and jointing works, route monitoring, attending BB and FTTH faults, attending OF breakdowns etc., Hence we have to adopt policy of system efficiency based outsourcing (managed service model) of these vital jobs that are severely affecting the QOS of BSNL leading to customer dis-satisfaction or engage both skilled and unskilled work force on contract basis as being adopted by other PSUs. Out of compulsion today the JTOs/SDEs being executives are forced to be on the roads and customer premises or engage with series of attending to customers but with unsuccessful result in the absence required work force/materials leaviing aside their supervisory, monitoring works.. Providing proper level playing platform for the existing 3000 executives in Karnataka is the much required necessity for top management to bring expected results and targets.
Our attention towards membership drive:
Our sincere thanks to all activists of SNEA, District Secretaries, Circle Office Bearers and especially all new members who have joined SNEA in Karnataka coming out openly defying the coercion and threats of some officers, holding strategic positions in circle, making the following remarkable increase in membership.
Among the 2918 executives 2485 have taken membership in Karnataka Circle. In this 2485 SNEA members are 1459 amounting to 59% of registered membership (Crossing 50% of total executives) and leaving behind the other associations to 36%, 4% and 0.8% (30%, 3.9% and 0.68% of total executives). The prominent point to note is that more than 65 accounts executives ranging from DGM Finance to JAOs are our members today. [Note: These figures are only for Karnataka Telecom Circle but do not include STR, STP, QA, NOC etc.,]
Still more than 400 executives are not the members of any Association and our endeavor should be to educate on our agendas, both cadre issues and common issues; the importance of executives to be in the mainstream of BSNL Executives and to bring these executives in our folder so as to ensure one association in the executive cadre.
We hope for the active cadre of SNEA it is going to be possible in the coming days.
CHQ UPDATE (02-08-2017):
In a historic decision, today, complete AIBSNLEA/Delhi Circle having more than 200 members merged with SNEA, Delhi Circle writing a new chapter of Unity among the Executives.
Adhoc Committee of SNEA, Delhi Circle formed with Com S K Agarwal as
Circle President, Com Satish Kumar as Circle Secretary and Com
Sandeep Mathur as Circle Treasurer.
CHQ wholeheartedly welcome all of them into SNEA and wish them all the success. This merger took place in the presence of GS, President, Chairman, AGS and Jt sec.
Circle office bearers of both the Assns and Com Pawan Sharma were instrumental in forging the Unity. Mob No of new CS/Delhi Circle: 09868583030
FORMAL AGENDA MEETING WITH CGMT KARNATAKA:
Agenda for formal meeting is being submitted to CGMT Karnataka: The issues to be taken up with management may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before 3rd Aug 2017 to incorporate in the agenda. The issues must relate to circle administration. Already all District Secretaries have been requested by sms/whatapp to send their points. This may be treated as most important.
General Body Meeting of SNEA Karwar at Sirsi:
The GB meeting was held at TRC Sirsi on 29th July 2017 under the Presidentship of Com Vaman Kamath DP SNEA with the invocation by Com P S Bhat. DS Com Deshpande presented the DS report and DT Com P S Bhat updated the finance details and increase in membership being crossed to more than 43 in Karwar SSA.
DS in his report updated the efforts present body has put forth and the visible results and also categorically demonstrated the unethical practices being adopted by few officers of the administration and the need for the collective action to combat the evils of such activities.
CS Comrade Nagavi welcomed Comrades Gounkar, Joshi, Gunagi, Gurudatt Bant and Nivedita who have joined SNEA and acknowledged the efforts of Com Deshpande for his organizational success as DS. While appreciating the efforts of executives of Karwar in keeping the district in its best performance especially the role of SNEA members who are almost working in the field units has categorically condemned the complacent attitude of administration towards our members and given call for a collective fight to end this biased attitude. CS further detailed the issues related to pay commission, Standard Pay Scales, Promotions and also the circle level problems relating to Rule 8 transfers and postings of LICE JTOs.
Comrade S P Jagadale, DS Hubli who has attended as the special invitee to the GB, appreciated the great fight of Karwar comrades in fighting the management, extended his support in all their future fights also. He gave a detailed account of sustained fight SNEA continued for the last 5-6 years and how it is resulted in consolidating the strength of SNEA in Hubli.
Comrade Kamath District President give his presidential address and remembered the days of SNEA and called upon the members that to carry on the same enthusiasm in coming days.
As such DS and ADS have been transferred, the following election of office bearers was conducted. Com P S Bhat, Com Gunagi and Com Gaounkar have been elected as the District Secretary, Asst District Secretary and District Treasurer respectively.
Strike of 27th July 2017:
Congratulations to all; who have become a part of our historical struggle by total participation yesterday in our beginning of the sustained struggle to get our legitimate 3rd PRC. Your participation has strengthened our future actions. Thanks to one and all who participated.
We appriciate the bold decisions of the members of sister organizations for their actual participating in the strike yesterday, showing real solidarity to the right cause. Our revolutionary salute to them,26-07-2017:
Participation in the 27th Strike:
SNEA Karnataka Decides to ensure 100% participation of its members in 27th One Day Strike as per CHQ and JF Call. Our hard work and tireless efforts have been undermined by 3rd PRC and Cabinet decision. Utter failure of DOT in recognizing the requests and recommendations of CMD BSNL who has all these years encouraged and assured BSNL employees and executives at various meetings and most importantly instrumental in bringing BSNL into operational profits and fast moving towards bringing back its glory; thereby DOT has shown its bias to BSNL. It is time for each and every BSNL executive and non executive to record his protest by remaining absent on 27th July 2017 in protest against the failure of both DOT and Govt in extending the 3rd PRC benefits for those who are grass root workers on the contrary extending 7th CPC to ITS officers in the same BSNL. SNTTA Karnataka circle has declared to participate in the Strike.
All of us join our hands, unite together, become part of the programme by remaining absent on 27th Strike and be a part of the saga of beginning of our great and historic struggle.20-07-2017:
Welcome to new members:
Huge number from different cadres of executives including accounts wing, LICE promotees have come forward and voluntarily submitted the membership forms to SNEA. During their just entrance (Six months before), they were threatened and forcible membership attempted is now reversed by the conscious decision by such executives this time. This sort of coercive attempt by some of the top officers especially in the accounts wing was very strongly protested by CS SNEA in the recent meeting held with GM Finance Circle office Bangalore and SNEA is committed to ensure the “free consent” concept in the exercise of option to which association they wish to align.
Associations and unions are built on sacrifice and hard work of leaders coupled with the objective to safeguard of the interest of their members at large but not for the self protection by occupying the posts of office bearers. Associations and unions are built on strong commitment to issues but not on flip-plop actions with short term appeasement to confuse members, which will boomerang. The executives are wise enough to understand our objectives and are strong enough to react properly. Leaders understand the expectations of members and act. But managers fight for their personal targets at the cost of followers, at the end of the day loose their followers. But blaming the true leaders for their own failure to hold their membership has no place in trade unionism. They can beat the drum without listeners.
It is SNEA, SNEA alone which courageously fought against the vindictive transfer orders of Smt Malati Accounts Officer, ( though not member of our association at that point in time) and finally proved the order issued is illegal and mala-fied and hence got it cancelled by legal process. It is again SNEA which prevailed upon the wrong interpretation of the AO Pay to be treated as sensitive post without any guidelines; that too applying this wrong interpretation to one particular AO; leaving all others, taken up boldly by SNEA with circle administration for reconciliation and clarification.
We want the suffocation, the autocracy prevailing in some sections by coercive actions of officers to further their vested interests to be halted. SNEA will tirelessly work in ensuring the free and fair atmosphere in all segments of BSNL.
Our sincerity in achieving Rule 8 cases both in 64 cases and 74 cases in addition to achieving almost all intra circle transfers is open from the beginning and known to everyone, of course at the same time role of others, their objective; how to mix up a non issue to scuttle our prompt and committed efforts but how ultimately sincerity and commitment has fetched the results. The microscopic observation of the letters being published in other association websites is an eye opener of the ambiguous stands that are taken on the contrary.
Our CHQ, which took clear from day one stand on the most pertinent executives’ issues on Standard Pay Scales, Super Annuation Benefits, CPSU pattern of promotions in the coming days, vision to work out a method of fast track promotion of youngsters to the level of DGM/CG/CGM are to attain finality at the earliest.
At the same time we have to ensure the long pending promotions of JTO ( both SCF and LDCE), SDEs to the cadre of SDE and DE respectively which are held up due to complacent approach of the BSNL management. We have serious aberrations and anomalies like junior getting more salary than senor, uniform 4 year 1st TBP etc., Our CHQ is very seriously engaged in these issues also.
Our friends, LICE promoted JTOs have unanimously joined SNEA and we are committed to safeguard their interest in the coming days. We are moving with a very broad approach to ensure that all the stake holders will be best beneficiaries in our future plans and approaches we put forth before management.
Your joining the association has strengthened us to move forward with much enthusiasm and more strength in the coming days. We welcome you whole heartedly and we “ Let us move forward unitedly”
Abnormal delay in taking decisions and failure to supply on demand products to the field units; is one of the avoidable causes added to the loss of mobile revenue in Karnataka circle. CS SNEA writes to CGMT Karnataka Respected Shri R Mani, for his personal intervention and urgent needufl action. For letter <<<View>>>
AGB Meeting of SNEA Raichur:
The AGB of Raichur was held on 14-07-2017 in the TRC HALL of GM Office Raichur. The meeting was presided by Com Bhimaiah. The programme commenced with invocation by Com Ibrahim. DS Com Shrikanth presented the DS report. The meeting was addressed by CS and CEC member Com Tata Babu and during the address by circle leaders some members both AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA shown interest to hear CS and attended the meeting. The doubts and queries were answered by the circle leaders.
Com Babu emphasized the importance of executives’ unity and thanked the circle body for the firm decision taken in the matter of Rule 8 transfers but for which the transfers would not have materialized and unfortunate situations that are created by some forces in destabilizing the process was successfully countered and nullified by the able leadership of SNEA. He has thanked all young JTOs who have participated and supported in the struggles that have been launched by SNEA and requested for further consolidation since the huge pendency of Rule 8 WL. He has particularly thanked the comrades Raichur for attending the lightening protest organized by SNEA irrespective union affiliation. Though he belong to 2007 batch JTO cadre, he has learnt a lot from the great works done by Com G L Jogi, Com S B Nagavi with whom he had and has the opportunity of travelling and meeting the various officers and the level of persuasion for the larger interest of the JTOs of Karnataka Circle have been serving in Karnataka circle for 8 to 10 years leaving their parents, near and dears far away in AP, Telangana, Kerala etc.,. The entire SNEA Karnataka leaders have understood and accepted their family problems as of their own and shown their utmost sincerity in pursuing the case of Rule 8 and intra circle transfers. Though CS Karnataka was the brain behind our fight against BGTD administration to ensure the transfers from Rural to Urban and also adoption of transparent policy in the posting of incoming JTOs to BGTD; he had acknowledged and appreciated the 2nd line leadership in achieving this goal for the first time in BGTD.
CS Com S B Nagavi, while addressing the AGB, acknowledged and thanked all the comrades like V V Prasad, Chandrashekar and all others who have served in Raichur and got relieved under Rule 8 transfer AP/TS; for their service to Karnataka Circle. He has also thanked the CS SNEA of Telangana and AP for the best possible posting to our comrades in their states. Irrespective of persons whether he belongs to SNEA or any other association we have fought and pursued the cases and could see that all are helped in the process CS emphasized. CS in detail discussed about the importance of the 27th July 2017 one day strike for 3rd PRC and 30% SAB.
All LICE passed JTOs and many others friends who left our association earlier approached us and volunteered to join SNEA. It may be recalled that all young JTOs were the members of SNEA and even in 2008-09, the DR JTO was our DS Raichur for more than 2 terms but due to membership pouching some had left us. But when they had been frustrated there, wished and approached our DS that they want to join back SNEA. Article 14, 19 and 21 of Indian Constitution provide for fundamental rights like freedom of speech, form associations, join the association of their choice and freedom for life and liberty. These rights cannot be snatched away by anybody, any organization or any understandings. They are the right of individual, right in his person and cannot be snatched away by anybody. Of course anybody does it under duress, coercion can be rebuttable. SNEA has not done any sort of such coercion and that is not our policy.
For the wrong policy adopted, not able to meet the aspirations of their members one cannot complain and blame others for their own failures. In a democratic country and that too in a class of educated community every executive in BSNL has that minimum prudence to decide himself where he can be, how he can protect himself and align to the association of his choice. If people are liked by the stand of SNEA and they want to reciprocate positively how can we say no to them.
Due to Rule 8 transfers many of our SNEA office bearers including the DS, Treasurer etc were relieved, our District Conferences were over due, it is our internal meetings of SNEA where we prioritized our meetings to elect new body at all places wherever vacuum is created by these transfers. It is in this background that SNEA had been holding these conferences and meetings at Kolar, Madikeri, Chickmaglur, Bidar and Raichur. Any other association leaders’ dreaming that they are not involved in these meetings and expecting CS SNEA to take them for our District Conferences is beyond the scope of SNEA constitution. The allegation of the other association that we are not initiated such meetings is without any base.
We have very high regards to other associations, it is for this reason that whenever we had actively involved in any struggles especially in respect of the issues related to the transfer of JTOs both Rule 8 and intra circle, CS has personally contacted them to join our struggle and also in recent past updated them all the issues, the pros and cons and requested for joint efforts; but unfortunately our sincere efforts were received no attention.
Now also, the war is not over, still huge numbers of Rule 8 transfers are pending to be considered. We request our friends for joining hands with us so that we can put up a strong demand for the consideration of Rule 8 transfers and at the same time safeguard the interest of all the LICE passed candidates to ensure justice to this major lot in the coming days. As these leaders of these associations are very good friends of mine (CS) and I always discuss with them of our plans always to forge a stronger unity on the issues and this is sincerely done by me all these years. Truth cannot be shielded or hidden for a long time; over the period it comes to the public domain. This is the strength in which leader wins though his travel may be little long. On the contrary, false promises may give immediate results; short cut methods may bring timely joy but suffers sustainability.
Our appeal to each individual and also to our young leaders is, use the scope available with us and let us unitedly fight this challenge so that our remaining JTO friends aspiring intra circle transfers including LICE, Rule 8 transfers and their family can be helped by our future united struggle. SNEA is open for unity and united fight.
When the open discussion concluded and the house dissolved for election of new office bearers, the members of AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA said they will leave the house. After accepting our thanks and gratitude, members of other association have left.
Then, the election process commenced and the following office bearers have been unanimously elected.
Comrades Kishor Reddy, P Lakshmikanth, and Com Shrikanth have been unanimously elected as the District President, District Secretary and District Treasurer respectively. We congratulate the new young and vibrant body and extend all support in the coming days.
Let us clearly understand that,
So far DOT has not taken any decision positively on 3rd PRC,
MOC has not categorically taken a stand to recommend 3rd PRC,
Affordability cause cannot be applied to BSNL where it is Flagship Company of Indian Government
a. Carrying the burden of providing loss making rural services
b. Taking care of all Govt Policy programmes,
c. No autonomy to take decision to close loss making exchanges, BTSs,
d. BSNL is not free from political intervention,
e. BSNL is not having its own top level management
f. Hired management is not accountable and have failed miserably to provide the much needed support in the form stores, manpower and lack of quick decision.
Hence, employees and executives cannot be made responsible for its losses and hence we cannot be deprived of 3rd PRC when these hired deputationists are enjoying the 7th CPC.
We are bound to support the ongoing struggle, so join enmass to record our protest by participating in tomorrow’s hunger strike programme and let us be alert enough to act before cabinet takes an adverse decision on the 3rd PRC implementation with regard to BSNL.
Brief details of our justification by
BSNLEU CHQ <<View>>
HUNGER STRIKE ON 13-07-2017 by Unions and Associations at BSNLCO, Circle and SSA HQs.
(i) Settle wage revision and pension revision w.e.f. 01.01.2017.
(ii) Settle superannuation benefits to the Directly Recruited employees.
(iii) Unconditionally withdraw the Corporate Office letter dated 08.05.2017, banning all trade union activities in BSNL and vindictive actions.
DSs / BSs / CHQ and Circle OBs / Activists / Members are
requested to participate en
masse and make it a grand success.
The hunger strike at Bangalore will be at CGMT Office and in ROK
at all SSA HQs.