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The Chennai Telephones District SNEA`s 6th Circle Conference was held at Bharathi Ram Kalyanamandapam, West Mambalam, Chennai 600 033. President Com.N.Chitti Babu hoisted the SNEA flag. Veteran leader Com.V.Sundar inaugurated the Conference. Com.N.Chitti Babu presided over the delegate session. Circle Secretary`s report presented by Com.A.Shunmuga Sundara Rajan CS and Financial report presented by Com.M.Thamizhvendan Circle Treasurer, were unanimously adopted by the representative council. View the CS report.
Com.K.Govindarajan CS/BSNLEU, Com.K.M.Elangovan ACS/NFTE-BSNL, Com.J.Vijayakumar CS/TEPU, Com.M.Vijayakumar CS/AIBSNLOA, Com.S.Jayakumar CS/NTEA and Com.R.Adi Govind CS/TSOA have addressed and felicitated the conference. The conference was attended by Veteran leader Com.W.Seshagiri Rao, Com.A.A.Khan CHQ President, Com.K.Sebastin GS, Com.M.S.Adsul Dy.GS, Com.R.Rajan CHQ Treasurer and Com.H.Muthu Ex.AGS.
Open session:
Circle President presided over the session. CS presented the key note address in the open session. More than 300 members have enthusiastically participated in the open session. Ms.S.M.Kalavathi CGM, ChTD, Sh.R.Ganesan Sr.GM(HR&A), Smt. K.Geethanjali GM(Fin), Sh.Ramachandran GM(S&M-CM),
CHQ office bearers and Com.M.Gopinathan CS/TN circle addressed the open session. The open session was attended by Sh.V.S.Ilanthirai GM(NWO-CFA-West) and Com.K.Govindarajan CS/BSNLEU. Vote of thanks rendered by Com.M.Thamizhvendan. View the key note address.
General Secretary Com.K.Sebastin explained in detail about the HR issues like Promotions in various cadre, Recruitment Rules of various cadre, 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees, E2 and E3 Standard pay scales , CPSU Cadre hierarchy, First TBP in 4 years, Seniority issues, etc.
Felicitations to Retired office bearers:
In the after noon session of 10.10.2015, the retired office bearers Com.N. Chitti Babu Circle President, Com.M.Munuswamy CWC Member, Com.S.Sundara Rajan CEC Member, Com.S.Ganesan AS(South) and Com. S.Manoharan AS(GSM&Mktg) were felicitated. Comrades W.Seshagiri Rao, A.Sugumaran, V.Sundar,  H.Muthu, J.Sironmani, M.Gopinathan, A.Gunasekaran and CHQ/Circle office bearers felicitated the retired comrades.
Circle Office Bearers:
The following were unanimously elected for the next term.
1. Com.M.K.Veerapandian                 SDE Circle President
2. Com.C.Olly                              SDE Vice President
3. Com. A.Shunmuga Sundara Rajan      SDE Circle Secretary
4. Com.G.Elavarasan                       SDE Circle Treasurer
5. Com. P.Charles                          SDE  Asst. Circle Secretary
6. Com. A.Vasantha Kumar                SDE Asst. Circle Secretary
7. Com.S.Radhakrishnan                   SDE Asst. Circle Secretary
8. Com.D.Soundarajan                     SDE Area Secretary
9. Com. M.Jayaraj                        SDE Area Secretary
10. Com. A.S.Suresh                      SDE Area Secretary
Com. Buddhadev Gantayat             SDE Area Secretary
Com. A.Ayub Khan                     SDE Area Secretary
13. Com.S.Ganesan                         JTO Area Secretary
14. Com. Venugopal                        JTO Area Secretary
Com.K.Raju                             JTO Area Secretary
CWC Members:
1. Com.G.K.Saravanan      SDE
2. Com.M.Thamizhvendan   SDE

Dear Comrades,
The 6th SNEA circle conference to be held at Bharthi Ram kalyana mandapam, Lake view road,west mambalam,Chennai-33. The Mandapam is located at end of arya gowda road  and just 500 meters from ayodhya mandapam. All are cordially invited.

Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations decided to conduct Lunch Hour demonstration on 06.10.2015 demanding Adhoc Bonus. In Chennai the demonstrations will be conducted at the following places:
1. CGM Office      Com.K.Govindarajan CS BSNLEU
2. Flower Bazzar   Com.C.K.Mathivanan CS NFTE
3. Annaroad        Com.A.Shunmuga Sundara Rajan CS,SNEA
4. Guindy            Com.S.Lingamurthy CS FNTO
5. Kodmbakkam    Com.Shilo Rao GS,TSOA
6. Ambattur       Com. J.Vijaya Kumar CS, TEPU
All the members are requested to participate the demonstration. In this regard a meeting held on 01.10.2015 at Flower bazzar and the decision was taken to conduct LH demonstrations at 6 locations. View the decision

CS felicitated our CEC Member Com.S.Sundara Rajan DGM BBS on 30.09.2015 at his chamber. CP, VP, CTr, ACS Com.B.Srinivasan, AS(TXM&BB),Com.Budhhadev Gantayat OS and members from various units were also present during the meeting. Com.Selvaraj CEC Member welcomed all. All the office bearers and members appreciated  Com.S.Sundara Rajan for his dedication towards work. Com.S.Sundara Rajan is so simple, honest, dedicated and sincere to work. He works with through knowledge and he used to share the knowledge and the experiences also. He is an active member and office bearer of SNEA. He was holding various positions in SNEA. His presence during all the agitations are remarkable. We wish him a Happy,Peaceful and Healthy retired life. SNEA, Chennai Telephones also wishes other staff, who retire today.

AGB meeting of CGM Office division held on 29.09.2015. CP,VP,CS and AS(North) attended and addressed the meeting. The following office bearers have been elected unanimously for the next term.
President         : Com.R.Rohini AGM OP&PG
Vice President   : Com. Sankari AGM Estt
Secretary        : G.J.Williams SDE MRS
ADS              : Com.S.Chockalingam SDE General
Treasurer        : Com.K.Sankaran SDE Bldg/AT
EC Members     : 1. Com. Manjula SDE PG
                     2. Com.Sathya Prabha SDE Admn
                     3. Com. Selvanayagam SDE PG
                     4. Com. Ramesh Babu SDE SR

29-09-2015 GS writes to GM(Pers) regarding request transfer in the cadre of DEs:
Letter to GM(Pers) regarding request transfer in the cadre of DEs

Circle President, Circle Secretary, Circle Treasurer and Com.A.Vasantha Kumar AS(C) went to Com.A.Pachamal`s house and handed over the SNEA`s welfare claim amount of Rs.1,00,000/- to his wife Smt.Mary Pushpabai.
Com.A.Pachamal was our Raj Bhavan divisional secretary he died on 09.01.2014 due to massive heart attack occurred due to stress at work place. SNEA is the only Association having such a type of welfare aid to the deceased family members. A portion of the subscription collected from the members is being used as welfare aid to the deceased family members.

Anna Nagar division AGB held on 26.09.2015 at Anna Nagar exchange. CP,VP,CS,CTr,AS(N), Com.M.Jayaraj OS and CEC Members Com.S.Radhakrishnan and Com.K.M.Vinayagam attended and addressed the meeting. The following office bearers have been elected unanimously for the next term.
President         : Com.M.Ganesan AGM Extl
Vice President   : Com.J.Arulraja SDE Admn NP
Secretary        : Com.S. Murugu Tamilarasan CO ANR
ADS              : Com. Uma Shankar JTO
Treasurer         : Com.S.Revathy SDE ANR Extl
Asst. Treasurer  : Com.L.Thirumal JTO ANR Extl
EC Members      : 1. Com. A.Arun Naveen SDE AXE
                     2. Com. Hemalatha Hanumantha SDE CSC ANR
                     3. Com. Amirthavalli SDE Villivalkkam
                     4. Com.Angella Xavier JTO ANR Extl
Staff requirements, Rotational Transfer, Redeployment of staff, Delay in settling the contractor bills, issue in sale of modems at CSC and other local issues were discussed during the meeting.

Kalmandapam division AGB held on 26.09.2015 at Kalmandapam exchange. CP,CS,AS(North) and Com.M.Jayaraj OS attended and addressed the meeting. The following office bearers have been elected unanimously for the next term.
President         : Com.A.Rajendran SDE KAL Extl-III
Vice President    : Com.R.Bhaskar JTO Intl
Secretary         : Com.S.Kumar SDE KAL Extl-I
ADS               : Com. Mythili Rajendran CO KAL
Treasurer         : Com.R.Sidharth SDE KAL Extl-II

Staff requirements, Shortage of Drop wire, non-settlement of contractor bills for a long time and other transfer related issues were discussed during the meeting.

Adyar division AGB held on 25.09.2015 at Adyar exchange. CS,CP,CTr and AS(Central) attended and addressed the meeting. The following office bearers have been elected unanimously for the next term.
President          : Com.N.Srinivasan SDE RKN Extl
Vice President    : Com.Viswanathan SDE Tech
Secretary         : Com. K.Raju JTO ADY Extl
ADS               : Com.J.Sivakumar SDE PRD RSU
Treasurer         : Com.Sekar SDE ADY P&AC
Asst.Treasuer    : Com. Sumitra JTO ADY Extl
EC Members      : 1.Com.Sarala RKN Extl
                      2. Com.Rangarajan SDE ADY Extl
Staff requirements, allotment of SMPS power plant for scrapped power plant at Adyar, Shortage of Drop wire, non-settlement of contractor bills for a long time and other local issues were discussed during the meeting.


JTO to SDE Promotion case at Hon CAT, Chandigarh which stayed the promotions in 67% quota with reservation was scheduled to be heard on 21.09.2015, but posted to 09.10.2015. BSNL filed an application to club all the similar cases where stay order is issued by the Hon CAT, JTO to SDE LDCE case, JAO to AO promotion, AO to CAO promotion etc. It is expected that on 09.10.2015, Hon CAT will decide on clubbing the cases and hearing it together.

Meanwhile BSNL CO decided to seek legal opinion from the Attorney General or Solicitor General of India on this constitutional issue.

In the Ernakulam case, BSNL CO is replying to the queries made by the BSNL lawyer, by next week. Necessary informations are collected by Pers section from all other sections.


The case at Hon PCAT against promotion to EE(Civil/Electrical/Arch) wings is listed for 27.09.2015. The clarification issued by BSNLCO and the approval of the same in the Board meeting on 28.08.2015 will be appraised to the Hon PCAT.

Annaroad Division GB meeting was conducted on 21.09.2015 at Annaroad exchange. CP,VP,CS,CTr, ACS Com.P.Charles attended and addressed the meeting. During the meeting Com.Kuppusamy DGM(NWO-CFA-Cen) and Com.A.Kalai SDE ARD TD was co-opted as President and Treasurer respectively.
Madhavaram division AGB meeting held on 23.09.2015 at Perumbur exchange. The following office bearers have been elected unanimously for the next term.
President       : Com.A.Sathish Kumar SDE SVM
Vice President : Com.C.Moorthy AGM MVM
Secretary      : Com.M.Muthamilan SDE MVM 5ESS
ADS            : Com.Devaraj JTO Red Hills
Treasurer      : Com. Kuppabai SDE MVM Extl
EC Member    : Com.G.Ilavarasan SDE CSC MVM
CP,VP,CS and ACS Com.P.Charles attended and addressed the meeting.


CP, CS and ACS Com.C.Olly attended the AGB meeting of RTTC division at Maraimalai Nagar on 19.09.2015. The following office bearers have been unanimously elected for the next term.
President: Com.Vetrivel SDE
Secretary: Com.M.Venkatasubramaniam SDE
Treasurer: Com.Pappuammal SDE
During the meeting All India issues and local issues were discussed.


Congratulations to all:

Today, BSNL Board approved the amendments to JTO RR. The RR was pending before the Board for approval since 10.06.2014. 

By the new RR, Officiating JTOs will be regularized as a onetime measure and qualifying service for TTA to JTO promotion is reduced from 7 years to 5 years. By this one of the major demand of the association to regularize the Officiating JTOs will be materialised.

Association was pursuing the amendments for the last two years and almost all the suggestions given by the Association incorporated in the new RR.

Now Association will be pursuing the JTO recruitment (Direct) to shortage Circles and tenure Circles. Side by side, TTA to JTO LICE also will be pursued.

Amendments to SDE RR 2002 was approved in the last Board meeting on 28.08.2015 and the amended RR provisions will be notified soon. In the amendments, the seniority issue is addressed by defining the seniority in the ratio 2:1, vacancy year wise.


JTO to SDE case at Ernakulam: While drafting the counter reply, BSNL lawyer sought some more data and clarifications from BSNLCO. BSNLCO is in the process of replying to the queries to Kerala Circle for filing proper reply and Assn is pursuing the matter. The case will be further heard after filing the reply by BSNL.