SNEA(I) served notice
for trade union actions for settlement of legitimate and just HR issues pending
for years together.
Charter of Demands:
1) Finalization of pay scales of JAO/JAOs, SDE/AOs and
equivalent cadres w.e.f 01.01.2007 by replacing the intermediary pay scales of
E1A, E2A with standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc up to SGJAG. No demotion of the basic cadres of JTO/JAOs
of Time Bound Functional promotion between 4 to 6 years up to SG JAG as per the
terms and conditions for absorption in BSNL and analogous to CPSU cadre
3) Settlement of long pending pay anomalies, i) Pay fixation
as per FRSR on officiating promotion consequent upon the implementation of TBP,
ii) Senior drawing less pay than Junior after functional promotions and iii)
Antedating of increment.
4) First TBP uniformly after four years w.e.f 01.10.2000.
of upgraded pay scales of E1A and E2A notionally w.e.f 01.10.2000 for
Civil/Electrical/Arch wings at par with finance wing and amendments of RRs for
these streams to being them at par with Telecom/Finance wing in respect of
Trade Union Programmes:
07.04.2015: Sending fax to CMD and Directors by Circle/SSA/Branch Secretaries.
15.04.2015: Demand Day, wearing
badges and holding Lunch Hour Demonstration at CHQ, Circle/SSA HQs.
one day Dharna at CHQ, Circle/SSA HQs.
to 21st May, 2015: Relay hunger strike at BSNLCO and Circle/SSA
Start preparations at grass
root level by holding general body meetings at SSA/ Branch level and important
locations alongwith the preparations for the strike on 21-22, April:
Comrades, 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited
employees is another major issue to be resolved. Since Forum already given a
notice for 2 days strike on the same demand in which SNEA(I) is also a
signatory, that demand not included in this notice now.
We appeal to all the Executives and Executive Associations to join this
struggle for the cadre.
Notice for trade union actions
Contempt case at Hon Delhi HC on ITS issue:
After preliminary submissions by all, the case posted to 21.05.2015.
Meeting with Sri A. N. Rai, DIR(HR),
BSNL on 13.03.2015: GS and President met Sri A. N. Rai and discussed the
a) Switching over to Time bound Functional promotion from the
existing seniority based promotions: Now promotions in various cadres held up due
to litigations especially in Engg wing. Thousands of SDE, DE and DGM posts are
vacant. JTO eligibility list is under challenge since 2009. All the SDE seniority
lists (1 to 7) are quashed by the Hon Supreme Court. Promotions in various
wings of the same company varies years together. JAO to AO promotion happening
in 4 years whereas JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotion is not happening even after 20
years, JTO (C/E) to SDE(C/E) promotion is after 22 to 23 years etc. The uniform
promotion policy for all the cadres in various wings is to be implemented as
assured at the time of promotion. Only
solution is to switch over to TB functional promotion. The consultant also
proposed the same. DIR(HR) assured that serious discussions in this regard can
be held in the month of April.
b) Finalization of pay
scales of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO cadres by E2, E3 scales from 01.01.2007: Assn
pointed out that even after
repeated assurances by the Management and rejection of the proposal by the DPE
and DoT, no action is taken by the management so far to finalise the pay scales.
The basic cadres are facing the threat of demotion which cannot be accepted at
all. DIR(HR) is of the firm view that
management is not in a position to consider this proposal due to financial
constraints and even suggested that the future recruitment can be in E1 scale.
c) 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees: Assn requested to resolve this issue as it is
pending since pay revision. DIR(HR) informed that considering the financial
condition of the company, 2% to 3% is under consideration of the Management at
present which will be reviewed later. Assn requested to reconsider this and
work out a mutually agreeable solution for all the stake holders with
considerable hike in the percentage.
c) Transfer from soft tenure areas: Assn requested to clear the
confusion on transfer from soft tenure areas on long stay and promotion: The treatment on tenure and soft tenure
stations should be uniform for all the purposes to avoid confusion. DIR(HR) agreed
to our suggestions and told that uniform policy will be followed for tenure and
soft tenure areas on transfer on long stay and promotion.
Comrades, the developments on
pay scales, TB functional promotion and 30% superannuation benefits are not at
all encouraging. On the other hand Management is not able to promote the executives
to the vacant SDE, DE and DGM posts, simply citing court cases. This all compel
us to re-launch the trade union actions we deferred in March, 2014 after
repeated assurances. Make preparations accordingly.
Meeting with Sri Anupam
Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL on 16.03.2015: GS, President and both AGSs met Sri
Anupam Shrivastava and discussed the following issues:
a) Switching over to Time bound Functional promotion from the
existing seniority based promotions: Assn explained the litigations going on
seniority related issues which blocked the promotions in almost all the cadres.
The litigations may continue in the future also. Only solution is to switch
over to TB functional promotion. The consultant also proposed the same.
b) Implementation of standard pay scales of E2, E3 from 01.01.2007:
Even after repeated assurances by the Management and rejection of the proposal
by the DPE and DoT, no action is taken by the management so far. The basic
cadres are facing the threat of demotion which cannot be accepted at all.
After discussion CMD, suggested to have further discussion with DIR(HR)
on these issues and will have discussions after that.
147 Seniority case:
147 seniority case: Hon SC
directed to complete the services in 4 weeks time. Service is incomplete
in one SLP filed recently. The case will be listed after completion of
CP,VP and CS met Sr.GM(HR&A) on 13.03.2015 and discussed the following:
1. Time Bound Promotion:
We have informed to Sr.GM(HR&A) that a lot of TBP orders for E1A to E2A, E2A to E3, E3 to E4 and E4 to E5 are pending. Sr.GM(HR&A) informed that DPC for E4 to E5 is already over and the orders would be issued soon. Remaining TBP pending cases the basic informations are being collected from field units and assured us that they will expedite the process.
2. Confirmation in the grade of JTO:
We have informed that the confirmation in the grade of JTOs are pending for many years. Sr.GM(HR&A) responded immediately the work is under progress.
3. Rule-8 transfer of JTOs:
We have requested to clear all the cases of Rule-8 transfers, since only a less number of JTOs have applied for it. Sr.GM(HR&A) assured us to look into it.
4. Looking After arrangement:
We have expressed our displeasure on this issue of delaying the LA in SDE and DE grades. Sr.GM(HR&A) informed us that the DPC for JTO to SDE LA is pending for want of informations from field units. With regard to DE LA, Sr.GM(HR&A) informed that orders for those in the undisputed list 5 would be issued in a week or so, by reverting those already promoted from lists 6 & 7. We immediately intervened and informed that since there is no instructions from BSNL CO w.r.t lists 6 & 7, in the aftermath of Honble Supreme Courts directives, the existing lists are valid and no one need to be reverted in guise of dispute. We have elaborately discussed on this issue and finally Sr.GM(HR&A) agreed to issue the DE LA. Hope the orders would be released by this week end.
JTO to SDE casein Hon.High Court Ernakulam: The case is posted on 13-03-2015.
Two days strike on 21st and 22nd April,
Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations will be serving fresh notice on
12.03.2015 with the charter of demands already announced.
As part of this demonstration will be held
at Annaroad Telephone Exchange on 12.03.2015 at 1600 hrs. Circle Office Bearers, Divisional Secretaries,Circle Executive Members and activists are requested to mobilize and make the demonstration a grand success.
JTO to SDE case is not listed for hearing on 09.03.2015 at
Hon HC, Ernakulam even though another bench on 05.03.15 directed to list
the case on 09.03.2015 for hearing. Final hearing expected this week
GS writes to CMD, BSNL demanding
deduction of subscription from the salary of Executives through check off
Letter to CMD
SAVE BSNL, SAVE NATION Campaign.
Thousands of comrades started March to Parliament at 11.00 am from BSNL Corporate Office.
JTO to SDE promotion case in the Hon. High Court of Kerala postponed to 26.02.2015 for final disposal, after preliminary hearing today as the bench is not sitting today afternoon.
Association is trying to ensure that all the JTOs recruited from 1995 to 2001 are covered in this DPC.
LDCE for promotion to the grade of SDE (Telecom) under 33% Quota to be held on 15.02.2015:
is deferred until further notice due to multiple court verdicts
resulting into contradictions and administrative constraints.... View order copy.Meeting with Director(HR)-CHQ President and both AGSs met Director(HR) to discuss following issues:
Immediate restoration of trade union facilities suspended consequent to
initiation of flawed, objective less, mock and ridiculous membership
verification process: We clearly conveyed to Director(HR)
that it is completely unfair and arbitrary on the part of Management to
keep trade union facilities in frozen condition since notification of
membership verification process which is stayed by Karnataka HC for the
last more than six months. Besides, this Association is completely and
strongly opposed to going ahead with membership verification unless
basic and pertinent issues raised by this Association and whose
resolution alone will help achieve basic objective of membership
verification process are comprehensively addressed, we informed
We urged upon Director(HR) to
initiate immediate action towards restoration of trade union facilities
enjoyed by this Association prior to commencement of membership
verification since day to day functioning of the Association stands
adversely impacted on frivolous, flimsy and non- existent grounds.
Director (HR) assured of very quick action to restore the facilities as
early as possible and also assured that he will direct Sr GM (SR) to
initiate appropriate action in this regard.
B) Monitoring of progress of DPC: We
sought personal intervention of Director (HR) to monitor progress of
ongoing seniority cum fitness DPC from JTO to TES Gr B and informed him
that the progress of DPC is not as quick and on expected lines. We also
informed Director (HR) that his personal intervention in closely
monitoring progress of DPC has become absolutely necessary in view of
slow pace of DPC work. Director (HR) assured that he will monitor
progress of DPC personally besides directing concerned officers to
expedite DPC as much as possible. Subsequently, we have had discussion
with DGM (P) regarding accelerating the pace of DPC work and he assured
that necessary action is already being taken to complete the work as
quickly as possible.
with Sr GM(SR) We apprised Sr GM(SR) about the discussions that we have
had with Director(HR) regarding restoration of trade union facilities
and also pleaded with him to initiate quick action to ensure that
facilities that have been suspended arbitrarily are restored at the
earliest since there is absolutely no justification whatsoever in
continuing with suspension of these facilities. Sr GM(SR) categorically
assured that immediate action within a couple of days would be initiated
to restore the facilities as quickly as possible.