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As per the directions of Unions and Associations of BSNL, the Lunch hour demonstration held on 01.10.2019 at Annaroad Telephone Exchange. The meeting was presided over by Com.R.Srinivasan AIBSNLEA President. Com.P.Charles CS/SNEA, Com.J.Badrinarayanan CS/AIBSNLEA and Com.M.Kanniappan CS/BSNLEU addressed the gathering. Vote of thanks delivered by Com.G.K.Saravanan ACS.

SNEA, Chennai Telephones wishes all the staff who retired today on superannuation. Our special wishes to Com.J.Srinivasan DGM NWP-CM, Com.R.Mohan DE BSS KCM and Com.Vembuammal SDE Kalmandapam. We wish all of them a Happy, Peaceful and Happy retired life. Com.P.Charles CS felicitated Com.J.Srinivasan DGM NWP-CM.


Protest Lunch Hour Demonstration on 01.10.2019

The Unions and Associations of BSNL is constrained to conduct a lunch hour demonstration on 01.10.2019 in protest against the non-payment of salary in time, non-payment of wages to contract workers, electricity bills, rentals etc and total ban on capital expenditure along with other issues related with Revival of BSNL.

Unions and Associations further demanded that if BSNL is not able to pay the salary, Govt should pay the salary to all BSNL employees being the Principal Employer and owner of the company.

Charter of Demands

1. Immediate allotment of 4G Spectrum and Land Monetization.

2. Payment of Salary to BSNL employees on due date by BSNL or DoT.

3. Payment of wages to contract workers, payment of electricity and rental charges.

4.    Implementation of 3rd Pay Revision.

5.  Honour the Commitments given by Union Cabinet in 2000 to ensure Financial viability of BSNL:

i) Financial support for loss making Rural Exchanges.

ii) Extend soft loan to BSNL/ Sovereign Guarantee for it’s capital expenditures.

iii) Remove the total ban on capital expenditure by BSNL. Allow field units capital expenditure, where revenue is assured.

6. No Retrenchment & No Roll Back of Retirement age to 58.

7. Payment of Pension Contribution by BSNL as per the Govt Rule.

We appeal to all the Unions & Associations and employees to join the protest demonstration on 01.10.2019


Lunch hour demonstration at Chennai would be held at Annaroad Telephone Exchange Building. All the members are requested to participate and ensure the success of the demonstration.

16-09-2019 CHQ News:

GS writes to Shri P K Purwar, CMD, BSNL: Delay in payment of salary for the month of August, 2019. Clarification required from the management about the fund availability by 13.09.2019. Lot of queries are receiving from the field units since morning that the fund for salary payment was available by 13.09.2019 but BSNL management deliberately not disbursed the salary on 13.09.2019 or 14.09.2019

GS letter to CMD

BSNL Revival --- it will be purely a Political decision:

As we reported several times, from the day one, Finance Ministry is opposing all the proposals in the BSNL Revival plan. Finance Ministry is of the view that BSNL cannot be revived and no revival package is required. Earlier PMO and Niti Ayog also had the same opinion but after our struggle and public opinion, they changed their stand and supporting the Revival plan for 4G allotment, land monetization and VRS. The proposal for formation of SPV to take over the loans to make BSNL a debt free company and the support for the Rural Telephone exchanges was rejected by the PMO.

DoT is waiting for the response from the Finance Ministry on the draft Cabinet Memo. Till Friday (13.09.19) evening, it is not received by DoT. As we reported last week, Finance Ministry response on the BSNL Revival proposal is not positive, they maintain their earlier stand and submitted the response for the approval of the Finance Minister. If Minister making any changes in the draft reply, it is a different matter.

Last two weeks, Finance Minister announced several concessions to various sectors but silent about the strategic Telecom sector. In other sectors lobbying may be effective but unfortunately in Telecom sector, all the operators are fighting each other for their survival.

According to sources, once the response from the Finance Ministry is received, DoT will make its views on those points and submit the proposal to the Cabinet for its consideration.

Ultimately, we can say BSNL Revival will be a political decision at highest level.


GS writes to Shri. P. K Purwar, CMD, BSNL:

Central Working Committee meeting of Sanchar Nigam Executives’ Association (SNEA) held at Bangalore from 29th to 31st August, 2019 expressed serious concern over non-issuing of Adhoc DGM(T) promotions as there is no stay on promotions. 1150 DGM(T) vacancies are available now but the AGMs eligible for DGM promotion are only 1126. CWC urges BSNL management to take immediate steps to promote all the eligible AGMs to DGMs against the vacancies.

Resolutions passed in the Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting of SNEA held at Bangalore from 29th to 31st August, 2019.

3rd Pay Revision for the BSNL Employees and implementation of VRS with 3rd PRC as recommended by the Consultant, M/s IIM(A).

Superannuation Benefits to BSNL directly recruited employees.

As notified, the emergency CEC meeting held on 22.08.2019 at SNEA Bhawan. Com.S.Radhakrishnan CP welcomed all and presided over the meeting. Com.P.Charles CS submitted the report for intervening period after Circle Conference. The report was adopted by one and all. Based on the discussions during the CEC, a resolution passed for submission to CWC, Bangalore. Vote of thanks delivered by Com.A.Vasantha Kumar CTr.

As per All India call, Chennai AUAB held Lunch hour demonstration on 21.08.2019 at Annaroad Telephone Exchange against reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58 years. The LH demo meeting was presided over by Com.S.Radhakrishnan CP SNEA. Convenor AUAB Com.M.Kanniappan CS BSNLEU, Com.P.Charles CS SNEA and Com.J.Badrinarayanan CS AIBSNLEA addressed the gathering. Even though the LH demonstration was communicated in a short time, more employees have participated.

Reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58 years.This is not only affecting those who are nearing retirement, the service of the entire work force, including the youngsters will come down by 2 years. In this case, there is no option for the employees like VRS.

This arbitrary decision is taken by the Govt and now pressurising the BSNL Board to approve it without any consultation with the real stake holders of the company, the employees. This is totally against the commitment given by the Union Cabinet in the year 2000, that Government rule will be applicable so far as the retirement of BSNL employees is concerned.

In view of this, we have to strongly protest against this arbitrary move to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58 years. Hence, SNEA and AUAB calls upon the entire Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL to hold lunch hour demonstrations tomorrow to protest against the proposed move of the BSNL Board to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58. Employees Unity only can save this company during this crisis period and we should be in the forefront to maintain the Unity. 

Our Chennai AUAB lunch hour demonstration will be held on 21.8.19 at ANNA ROAD TELEPHONE EXCHANGE COMPLEX(between 13.30hrs to 14.30 hrs). All COB, DS, CEC and SNEA members kindly attend and make the lunch hour demonstration a grand success.

Particulars of long stay list of SDE/DE/DGM for the purpose of inter circle transfer.

As per the instructions of our CHQ, an emergency CEC Meeting will be held on 22.08.2019 (Thurday) @1000 hrs at SNEA Bhawan to discuss Restructuring of BSNL, Proposal for reduction of retirement age to 58 , pension revision and strategies for next MV. Kindly obtain suggestion / opinion of our members in this regard. All the COBs, DSs, BSs and CEC / CWC Members are requested to attend the meeting and share the opinion of members to take resolution.


Lunch hour demonstrations and gate meetings throughout the country, on 07th August, 2019 by AUAB:


(1) Honouring the commitments given by the Union Cabinet in the year 2000, to ensure BSNL’s financial viability.

(a) Extend immediate financial support to BSNL, for the

maintenance of the services.

(b) Extend soft loan to BSNL for it’s capital expenditures.

(2) Remove the total ban imposed on capital expenditure by BSNL. Allow field units to carry out capital expenditure, where ever revenue is assured.

(3) No retrenchment. Honour the commitment given on job security at the time of formation of BSNL.

(4) Stop repressive actions for even legitimate trade union activities.

Comrades, the services are getting affected, connections are started disconnecting, revenue is coming down and by stopping all the capital works, new source of income also stopped. The Management decision to stop all the capital works will only accelerate the down fall of BSNL. Govt and BSNL management is not able to provide the required fund for maintaining the network. Thousands of crores of BSNL money is blocked in DoT on various accounts.

In this hour of crisis, if the employees remain silent, it will be the last nail on the coffin of BSNL.  

In Chennai Telephones the lunch hour demonstration would be held at O/o CGM, CHTD. All the COBs, DSs, BSs and members are requested to participate and ensure the viability of BSNL.

SNEA, Chennai Telephones wishes all the staff who are retiring today on superannuation. Our special wishes to the Comrades R.Venkatramanan DGM KAL, G.Kesavan DGM Vigilence, Kamala Raghunathan DGM ADY, T.Nagendran AGM GSM A/T, V.Kalyanaraman AGM BSS TBM, P.Velladurai SDE TXM KOY and S.Uma JTO FBR Tandem. We also wish Com.D.Raman SDE Duct on VR today and Com.A.Divya JTO Mktg-CM on resignation. We wish all of them a Happy, Peaceful and Healthy retired life.


CHQ News:

Modalities for settlement of welfare claims through LIC.The following documents are required for settlement of the claims by LIC. CSs may forward the welfare claim application with the following documents:

1. Death Certificate.

2. KYC (copy of Aadhar/PAN etc) of the deceased employee and the nominee.

3. Cancelled cheque of the nominee.

The welfare claim amount increased from Rs 1 lakh to 1.5 lakhs.

Every month, the list of members for whom subscription is deducted from salary is submitted to the LIC along with the premium for their coverage. Those names available in the list only will be eligible for welfare claims hereafter. So all the Branch/SSA/Circle Secretaries are instructed to ensure that new members and those who are not in check off system is brought under check off system every month.

It is regret to inform that Com.V.Harikrishnan AO EB passed away yesterday due to illness. The funeral ceremony will be held today at 1400 hrs. He was active member of SNEA and he was holding the post of Divisional Secretary (EB). Address Thambusamy Road Telephone Quarters, near Millers Road Admin office. Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. Let his soul be rest in peace.

South District GB meeting was held on 18.06.2019 at Chromepet Exchange. The meeting was presided by Com.K.K.Swaminathan. CP,VP,CS,CTr,ACS Com.G.Seralathan, Com.D.Rajkumar OS, DS(South) and Com.A.S.Sundara Rajan CWC Member attended the meeting. Most of the south area executives attended the meeting. All the members in a single voice said we have been asked to submit various types of reports in Whatsapp and Google Sheet daily. The formats of requested reports are getting changed very frequently; they are changed even before the receipt of the reports requested earlier. Updating reports in google sheet is nothing but sharing information to private firm. When we have sufficient number of reports are available in the CDR package, why to waste time and energy of executives in furnishing similar reports. Whether the reports sent by the filed units are analyzed or not. Generally the primary cable fault will only be booked under MSO so that the complaints for numbers working in the MF group need not be booked. Field Executives are instructed to book MSO even for DP fault. While submitting contractor bills, the MSO particulars should also be enclosed, otherwise the bills will not be approved for payment. The MSO faults are more in South and West area only. If any fault is booked under MSO (MF/Pillar/DP/etc), then no other customer in the DP,Pillar, MF group can book complaints. We are blocking the customer to register his complaint in other way we are allowing customer to close his line. The field executives are spending their own money to rectify FTTH faults and other needy things to rectify faults. The DLC team needs to be used for attending FTTH faults and for provisioning new FTTH connections rather they are being used for compilation of reports. Earlier area PGM gave approval for Patrolling, and the same is now stopped. Many cables are damaged by civic authorities. PGM further instructed to file FIR so as to collect damage charges from the contractor who damaged the cable. The executives are making sincere attempts to file FIR, but in the police station they do not file FIR rater they give CSR. The field executives are not allowed to work in the field rather they have been instructed to furnish reports. CS after listening the members problem assured to take up the issue at appropriate level. CS informed to members, we have to put more effort in constructive way so as to increase the revenue and in turn good services to the satisfaction of customer. CS further informed to members, if the issue is not settled we will go ahead with trade union programs. All the members said in a single voice we will extend cent percent support. Vote of thanks delivered by Com.D.Rajkumar OS.