A complete analysis done by GS w.r.t CPSU cadre hierarchy for the betterment of Executives
meeting on CPSU cadre hierarchy:
joint committee meeting held today and discussion took place for about two
hours. Chairman and members from Management side proposed very stringent
attendant conditions along with interview, grade of service and educational
qualifications to decide the promotions. The bench mark should be minimum “Very
Good” according to them even for JTO to SDE promotion.
SNEA(I) made the following
1. The terms and conditions of absorption in
BSNL ensured Time Bound promotions from JTO to SG JAG grade between 4 to 6
years with attendant conditions, without linking promotions with availability
of posts. Promotions beyond SGJAG will be based on availability of posts.
However in Executive Promotion Policy (EPP), the promotions are divided into
two parts, I. Time bound IDA pay scale upgradations and II. Post based
very strongly opposed any interview for promotions or promotions based on
thousands of Executives are working in different scales. They are getting pay
scales and good pay. But due to various reasons, mainly due to litigations they
are not getting functional promotion which provides higher responsibility and
status. For example thousands of Executives are in Sr SDE scale (E3) but
working as JTO. Similarly thousands of Executives are in DGM scale (E5) or in
DE scale (E4) but still working as SDEs. Again, recently the promotions in
almost all the cadres in BSNL are stayed by Hon Chandigargh Tribunal without
implementing judgment on Nagaraju case on SC/ST reservation.
the new promotion policy should address the twin problems of i) seniority
related issues and ii) availability of vacancies/posts as much possible and
ensure smooth promotions.
following points are to be deliberated.
Time bound functional promotion has to be implemented upto which grade, without
linking it with availability of posts and minimum how many promotions can be assured.
For this data can be verified to know how many Executives are working in each
Reporting and hierarchy to be followed in the new set up and duties and
Bench mark for each promotion to be reviewed and decided as per the present
Qualifying service and quantum of relaxation in service.
New Designations to be introduced in BSNL.
No of promotions: The minimum number of promotions should be maintained as 5
itself in the new scheme also.
of Executives working in each grade. Majority
of the Executives are working in Telecom Engg wing. The total number is about
Scale-- About 4800, SDE Scale -- About 4300, Sr SDE Scale - About 11800, AGM Scale -- About 7800, DGM
Scale --About 5200, SG JAG Scale -- About 600.
– 6500, Civil – 1747, Elect: 1134, Arch
--- 147, TF --- 122, Misc – 425.
Reporting, hierarchy to be followed and duties and responsibilities: Bell
curve issue can be addressed by following hierarchy. Existing hierarchy to be
changed (JTO -à
DGM) to JTO/SDE/Sr SDE/DE --à
DGM/SG JAG -à
PGM. Duties and responsibilities can be modified accordingly.
Bench mark: BSNL Executives are working in different
areas like External, Internal, installations, planning, offices, mobile,
transmission, landline etc. The performance of the Executives are depending
upon the area of their posting and availability of material, manpower, labour,
stores, equipments etc. So the performance of the Executives working in various
areas cannot be compared at all on the basis of APAR alone. Most of the other
PSUs are in production sector and the nature of job is more or less same or
comparable. They are having time tested mechanisms of performance evaluation.
So the promotion mechanism in other CPSUs cannot be copied as such in BSNL
atleast for the time being. So the new bench mark should be finalized
considering this fact as well as and the bench mark existing today for post
Qualifying service and quantum of relaxation in service: The qualifying service
should be between 4 to 6 years as per the terms and condition and it should not
be more than 6 years in any case.
Now IDA pay scale upgradations are given on completion of qualifying service.
Post based promotions are given with relaxation in service (1 year relaxation
for JTO to SDE promotion where the qualifying service is
3 years). Since the pre-appointment training varies from one to two years,
relaxation of qualifying service to the Executives of same rect year (in case
of rect) / vacancy year (in case of promotion) also to be considered. Similar
relaxation is to be considered for promotion to DE grade also for the existing
Executives working at SDE/Sr SDE/DE scales. However no relaxation is required
for Sr SDE grade. For the Executives who got relaxation for promotion to the
SDE grade as per the new scheme, further relaxation at Sr SDE and DE grade are
New Designation to be followed as done in BSNLCO:
Submissions by GS, SNEA(I) in the Joint Committee
Recommendations and minutes of the 3rd meeting
of the Joint Committee to examine the implementation of E2, E3 scales
replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A.
The Committee recommends the following:-
standard pay scales for JTO and equivalent grades in replacement of the
pre-revised E1A pays scales may be fixed at E2 level in revised scale.
Similarly, those of SDE and equivalent grades may be replaced from
pre-revised E2A pay scale to E3 in the revised scale.
changes in the EPP may be made, if required, and also the approval of
DoT for issues of related pension outgo, gratuity etc., may be sought by
concerned wings of BSNL.
Madhu Arora/GM(Estt) and Smt Smitha Choudhary/GM(EF) who are committee
members submitted some dissenting note on issues which are already
considered by the Joint Committee.Joint Committee Recommendation and minutes.