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LAST UPDATED ON 29th Nov 2003, 06:00 Hrs.

28th Nov 2003 In a meeting of the Senior officers of the BSNL Board and the Unions especially as a  farewell meeting to Shri. J.K.Chabbra Sr.DDG (Per) promoted as Advisor, SNEA was invited as the Association representing officers. Director (Planning), Director (Operations), Director (HRD), Director (Finance), Jt. DDG (Per), New Sr.DDG(Per) Shri.N.D.Grover, Sr.DDG( Restructuring) , DDG (Admn), DDG (SR), DDG (Finance) and Unions & SNEA representatives participated in the meeting. Informal discussions were held on the financial viability of BSNL.
28th Nov 2003GS had detailed discussions with Director (HRD) on pending absorption related issues. Director (HRD) assured that the issues will be settled after thorough discussions with us.
27th Nov 2003GS held discussions with Member (Ser) stressing the need for expediting the DPC for promotion of JTOs to SDEs and SDEs to Adhoc DEs. Member (Ser) promised definite action.
Inter Circle Transfer orders issued for 15 SDEs - Order No.1-2/2003- Pers-II. dated 25 Nov 2003. Click here >>>

25th Nov 2003GS held elaborate discussions with the newly appointed Sr. DDG (Per) Shri. N.D.Grover and appraised him of the various subjects requiring serious attention and consideration. Shri.Grover was highly appreciative of our views and assured  positive action on his assumption of charge.

25th Nov 2003Results of the TES Grp'B' Competitive Examianation 2002 likely to be released by 15th Dec 2003. The delay in the publication of result is due to the requirement of assessment and allotment of quota of around 2200 vacancies in total to the year 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000 & 2000-2001

Association addresses Hon. Prime Minister - Grave irregularities perpetrated by private companies in the Telecom. Sector at the expense of National Resources by way of open and complete defiance of stipulated licensing conditions in what could be called as Tacit Collusion and connivance of top brass of Telecom. Establishment and T R A I. TEXT>>>

GS addresses Advisor (HRD) - Promote the three JTOs of NE Region II belonging to the ST category and have not been promoted in the last D.P.C, even though their juniors have already promoted.TEXT >>>

Association addresses Advisor (HRD) - Render justice to the 23 JTOs mostly belonging to SC/ST category by issuing their promotion orders to TES G r B – case of Gujarat Circle.TEXT >>>

GS addresses Director (HRD), BSNL - Grave and unpardonable injustice met out to promotee officers of Civil/Electrical wing by denying them even meagre benefits of Promotion, Regularization, cadre review and highly arbitrary Rotational Transfer policy.TEXT >>>
GS addresses Advisor (HRD) - Inordinate delay in commencing D.P.C for promotion from JTOs to SDEs – TEXT >>>
23rd Nov 2003Uttaranchal Circle Conference held on 21st & 22nd Nov 2003 at Dheradun unanimously elected  Com.M.L.Sharma as Circle President, Com.P.C.Uniyal as Circle Secretary, Com.Faizal Ahmed as Circle Treasurer.

21st Nov 2003Staffing norms for CMTS, WiLL and Internet Services -  Tightening Factor is not to be applied on norms. - Clarifications issued - Order No.11-3/2002-TE-I dated 20-11-2003.>>>

20 th Nov 2003Shri.N.D.Grover is posted as Sr.DDG (Per) vice Shri. J.K.Chabbra retiring on 30-11-2003. Shri.Ramkumar is posted as Sr.DDG (WS/NW) vice Shri. G.K.Saran retiring on 30-11-2003. Shri.R.N.Garg is posted as Sr.DDG (O&M) vice Shri.N.D.Grover transferred.
20 th Nov 2003Advisor (HRD) DOT issues orders directing CGMs of Circles to issue Presidential orders for absorption in respect of JTOs and other Circle Cadres.
20 th Nov 2003Uttaranchal Circle Conference on 21st & 22nd Nov 2003 at Dheradun. GS Com.G.L.Jogi, AGS Com.Sukhvir Singh, Com.D.C.Sharma President Delhi Cirle, CGM Uttaranchal Telecom Circle, CGM NTR  will address the open session on 22nd Nov 2003.

STS posts sanction orders issued.     New

SSA & Circle Sanction Memo No. Existing Additional Total
Jalna, Maharastra No.6-46/99 TE-I (Pt) dated 22/09/2003 3 1 4
Amritsar, Punjab No.1-60/2000 TE-I  dated 05/11/2003 22 1 23
Gangtok,   West Bengal No.5-18/2001 TE-I  dated 20/11/2003 3 1 4
Krisnager, West Bengal No.5-21/2001TE-I  dated 20/11/2003 6 2 8
Khragpur, West Bengal No.5-20/2001 TE-I dated 20/11/2003 10 3 13
Purulia,     West Bengal No.5-44/2001 TE-I dated 20/11/2003 2 1 3
Raigang,    West Bengal No.5-20/2001 TE-I dated 20/11/2003 7 1 8
Bharatpur , Rajasthan     2  
Tamil Nadu- All the files for the sanction of STS posts send to Finance wing for final clearance.

Association is actively pursuing for another DPC for promotion from SDEs to Adhoc DEs for the STS vacancies available and in the process of sanction.

19 th Nov 2003GS discusses with Sr.DDG (Per) Sh.J.K.Chabbra on absorption related issues. The meeting which lasted 70 minutes was very purposeful and useful.
Association writes to CMD BSNL - Deliberate, motivated and unprecedented delay in sanctioning justified vacancies in S.T.S leading to widespread resentment and unrest simply because BSNL finance is just sabotaging sanctioning of the posts on flimsy grounds. Click here >>>>

GS addresses Director (HRD) - Trade union actions by SNEA(I)/UP (W) to protest against the inactions of UP (W) in so far as serious financial irregularities of GM ( Mathura ) - Direct  the concerned CGM to act decisively and sternly. Click here >>>>

GS writes to DDG (E)To initiate action immediately to amend existing JTO recruitment rules to the extent that the vacancies are notified by heads of circles based on the needs of a particular circle. Click here >>>>
GS writes to Member (Ser) - Hold the DPC for promotion from SDEs to DEs  -  Click here >>>>

GS addresses Advisor (HRD) - To provide option to continue in the CDA pay scales till the date of promotion/retirement on or after 1.10.2000 in BSNL - provision already contained in the existing FR/SR and provided in the MTNL absorption form. Click here >>>>

14 th Nov 2003GS postponed Maharastra meetings to Dec 2003 and Jan 2004 in view of his very much needed presence in Delhi to sort out the issues relating to regular promotion from JTOs to SDEs and SDEs to DEs, absorption , financial viability discussions, pension , disinvestment etc.

14 th Nov 2003Agitational programmes in progress by SNEA(I), UP (W) has deferred since CGM UP (W) has given in writing to look in to all problems and settle the issues entirely in our favour by 30th Nov 2003.
14 th Nov 2003SNEA(I), MTNL EA Delhi and Mumbai units, ITSA and BSNL EU in the presence of Dr. Ashok Rao Secretary General of Confederation of PSU Executives held preliminary discussions to evolve a common minimum programme to highlight to the Government the strong views of the Employees on the following points (1) Merger of BSNL and MTNL - On the basis of the report submitted by the High Power Committee  headed by the Chairman Telecom Commission, CMDs of MTNL and BSNL and Member (Finance). The Committee submitted a unanimous report recommending the merger. This committee was appointed at the instance of the Prime Ministers Office and there is no going back of the unanimous recommendations. (2) Financial viability of BSNL and MTNL (3) Disinvestment - Employees of the two companies are strongly oppose to any thoughts on disinvestment of the two companies. (4) Pension - Should be paid entirely by the Govt. from the consolidated fund of the Govt. It was decided to meet again on 17th Nov 2003 at 3.00 pm to finalise the programme and to form the strategies.
13 th Nov 2003GS Com.G.L.Jogi, MTNL EA GS Com.V.K.Tomar held discussions with Member (Services) and Advisor (HRD) on regular promotion of JTOs to SDEs, SDEs to DEs and absorption related issues. The discussions were very positive.
13 th Nov 2003GS addresses Director (HRD) on pending absorption issues (1)Pay fixation of Adhoc S.T.S officers in the IDA pay scale corresponding to S.T.S CDA pay scale on a point to point basis (2) Promotion of SDEs directly to S.T.S on functional as well as non functional basis (3) Weightage of service rendered in a particular cadre prior to absorption for the purpose of first time bound promotion in BSNL (4) One time upgradation from JTO to SDE and SDE to S.T.S (5) Giving date of effect to IDA pay scales from 1.10.2000 and not from the date of amendment of recruitment rules in case of JTOs/SDEs etc of Civil, Electrical, Architecture and S.Os of CSS (6) Providing of option of continue in the CDA pay scale after absorption in BSNL till the date of next increment/retirement.For full Text  Click here >>>
11 th Nov 2003Union Cabinet Labour Minister Sh. Sahib Singh Verma invites GS for talks. SNEA(I) GS Com.G.L.Jogi, Secretary General of Confederation of PSU Executives Dr. Ashok Rao, MTNL EA GS Com.V.K.Tomar were formerly invited by the Union Cabinet Minister for Labour Sh. Sahib Singh Verma on 11-11-2003. The meeting which commence at 4.30 pm was also attended by Secretary Labour Ministry Dr.P.D.Shenoy, Addl.Labour Secretary, Joint Secretaries, and Deputy Secretaries. The major items discussed in the meeting which lasted for 40 minutes were (1) Lifting of ceiling on gratuity - the Minister assured that the matter would be examined and positive decision taken. (2) Consultative process in Management for middle level Management cadre in PSUs - Till now formal channel of communication with the Management was not available for Executives and Middle level Managers in PSUs. The Minister agreed with us that the Executives and Middle level Managers will be involved in the consultative process in management and formal channel of communication should be accorded to them also. He directed Dr.P.D.Shenoy Secretary to process the case immediately for positive consideration and issue of necessary orders in this regard. This is a vital break through and major victory for the Association of Executives and middle level managers in PSUs.

Secretary Labour Ministry Dr.P.D.Shenoy also held a separate meeting with the leaders to initiate the process.  

11 th Nov 2003GS Com.G.L.Jogi, VP Com.A.A.Khan, AGS Com.Sukhvir Singh held  discussions with Advisor (HRD) on 11-11-2003 on (1) Pending absorption issues (2) Option to continue in CDA scale till next promotion. - Advisor HRD concurred with our views and promised to initiate action accordingly (3) Promotion of SDE to Adhoc DEs for the existing vacancies - Adv (HRD) agreed to expedite positive action (4) Regular promotion of JTOs to SDEs - Adv (HRD) promised positive and quick action.

11 th Nov 2003Ernakulam Bench of CAT allows pay anomaly case filed by Com.T.Issac and others, seniors getting lesser pay than their juniors to be compensated with effect from 1-1-96 ( from the date of officiating of the junior) considering the officiating period of the junior. Copy of the judgment OA No.205 of 2003 dated 17 -10-2003.>>>>

11 th Nov 2003Absorption of Group 'B' and certain Group 'C' officers- Posting of Director (Estt) to the remaining Circles for completing the formalities of absorption in the Circles.>>>

11 th Nov 2003Revision of seniority of TES Grp'B' officers in the final  seniority lists - DOT Order No.16-1/2001-STG-II Dated 10-11-2003

11 th Nov 2003Implementation of Hon'ble Apex Court verdict - Notional pay fixation of SDEs promoted in the first Competitive exam will be w.e.f. 12-09-82 - Actual benefit w.e.f. date of actual assumption of charge of the post - Sr.SDE grade w.e.f. 12-09-1994

10 th Nov 2003Petition filed by the AP Teachers Association against the Supreme Court observation on the Government Employees right to Strike has been admitted in the Supreme Court. AP Teachers Association is having close links and maintaining good liaison with our Association.

10th Nov.GS Com.G.L.Jogi, VP Com.A.A.Khan, AGS Com.Sukhvir Singh held elaborate discussions with Sr.DDG (Per) and DDG (SR) on (1) Lateral promotion of  SDEs directly to DEs (2)Absorption of Adhoc STS in STS scale itself (3) Service weightage to the past service in DOT/DTS (4) One time upgradation of  JTOs and SDEs. Sr.DDG (Per) requested us to collect data on these lines from good PSUs like ONGC, Oil India etc.

9th Nov.Process of absorption of Grp'B' officers is progressing smoothly. No hitch or problem expected / anticipated. Don't believe in rumours.

8th Nov.All the members attended the Allahabad District meeting held on 08-11-03 at CTO Compound. G.S. Com.G.L.Jogi, Circle Secretary Com.S.K.Dixit, ACS Com.Rajendra Prasad, District Secretary Com.P.K.Dubey & District President Com.K.P.Misra addressed the meeting.

7th Nov.GS writes to BSNL Admn. - Initiate action for holding of elections in the Executive category and determine the exact strength to facilitate smooth discussions on vital issues. Click here for the text >>>

7th Nov.STS / JAG post sanctions - Kolkatta Telephones - 7  JAG & 26 STS posts being processed in TE section and will be send to Finance shortly. Chennai Telephones - 4 JAG & 22 STS posts are pending for information called from Chennai Telephones.

CMTS posts - STS/JAG posts sanctioned for Karnataka, Gujarat, Chennai and Kolkatta Telephones. Proposals are pending for want of informations sought for  Haryana, MP, UP(E), Bihar, A&N, AP and Punjab. Proposals for the sanction of STS/JAG posts awaited from TN, Kerala, Orissa, Assam, NE-I, NE-II and WB.

Comrades of Bhatinda called Trade Union Actions against GM Bhatinda on 6-11-2003 for unjustified transfer of 3 DEs and charge sheeting 2 SDEs. The GM Bhatinda withdraws the transfer orders and charge sheets on 7-11-2003 and apologises to our membership.

GS addresses meeting at Alahabad on 8th Nov 2003

GS addresses meeting  in Maharastra Circle  from 14 th  to 19th Nov 2003 . His programme 14 th  Ahmed Nagar & Poona 15 th Latur, 16th Sholapur, 17th  Kolhapur , 18th  Sangli , 19 th Panjim (Goa).

6th Nov.GS Com.G.L.Jogi along with AGS Com. Sukhvir Singh met Advisor (HRD) and held elaborate discussions on the progress of DPC for regular promotion of JTOs to SDEs. Advisor (HRD) promised positive action.

5th Nov.GS Com.G.L.Jogi along with AGS Com. Sukhvir Singh met DDG (E) and held elaborate discussions on the pending issues raised by us related to absorption.

4th Nov.GS writes to Sh.S.K.Jain, Director (HRD), BSNL - Fullest support and cooperation on behalf of about 32,000 members of this Association - exposing the inactions of BSNL management and the biased and lopsided   policies of the Govt in giving shelter and leverage to vested interests like the Reliance, Tata Infocom. etc. Trade Unions role as legitimate watch dogs of the Organisation cannot be questioned and undermined. Click here for the text >>>

3rd Nov.To resolve the pending absorption related issues raised by SNEA(I) a committee has been formed with Sh. J.K.Chabbra Sr.DDG(Per) as Chairman, DDG (Estt), DDG (SR) and Jt.DDG (Fin)as members.
2nd Nov.Huge gathering at Dharmapuri District Conference. CHQ President Com.W.Seshagiri Rao, AGS Com.A.Sugumaran, Circle Secretary Com.L.Jayapal, CWC Member Com.M.Gopinathan addressed the meeting.

1st Nov. Open session of the Faridabad District Conference of SNEA held on 1st Nov 2003 well attended by 75 JTOs, SDEs, and DEs. Topic for the session "Role of Executives and Administration in present scenario of BSNL" and addressed by GM Faridabad Sh.Y.P.Kataria, DGM (Plg) Sh. Amod Kumar, President MTNL EA Com Jagbir Singh, GS MTNL EA Com. V.K.Tomar, SNEA(I) AGS Com.Sukhvir Singh, C P Haryana Com.C.M.Gupta, CS Haryana Com. A.P.Dahia. Key note address presented by Com. Hariram  TEOA  District Secretary. In the delegate session held in the afternoon elections were held unanimously. Com Jagdish Saran President and Com. Davendra Singh Ahlawat Secretary.

31 st Oct.The major items discussed in the Head of Circle Conference held on 30th and 31st Oct 2003 are (1) Aggressive provision of GSM connections (2) WLL connections in the changed scenario (3) Absorption of Grp 'B' Officers (4) KPMG recommendations (5) Conversion of existing landlines to pole-less connection (6) Feasibility of forming an independent " All India Long Distance Organisation " (7) Obtaining licence for " International Long Distance Services" etc.

31 st Oct.Meeting of the Chief Labour Commissioner after preliminary discussions has been deferred to 30th Nov 2003.

31 st Oct.MOST URGENTFor the most important notice of Circle Secretaries. 392 STS posts lying unsanctioned due to want of required particulars. Proposals of several hundreds of posts yet to be forwarded from circles. Such sorry state of affairs is badly detrimental  to our members. All Circle Secretaries will take immediate action to see that these cases are followed with their respective circle office with the utmost care and concern that they require. Lapses on this account retard the promotional avenues of our deprived members. The required information in the format attached may be got  furnished by all  Circle Secretaries by return post by all the Circles in respect of their SSAs.( For the list of Circles/SSAs Click Here >>>)  Proposals which have not yet forwarded by Circles also to be followed up by Circle Secretaries for their immediate submission to the Corporate Office.

No.of  DELs as on 31-03-2003 No. of  Lines provided during the period from April 2003 to Sep 2003. No. of  Lines surrendered during the period from April 2003 to Sep 2003 No. of  Lines as on3--09- 2003.
New STS&JAG posts sanctioned for various Circles
Gujarat Circle - IMPCS sanction -Order No.6-39/2003/TE-I- dated 27/10/2003  Additional 3 JAG posts &5 STS posts sanctioned( Total 7 JAG posts and 21 STS posts)
Kolkatta Telephones -.No.3-4/2001/TE-I dated 26-08-2003  Additional 9 STS posts sanctioned ( Total 147 STS posts)
Dharamsala SSA of Himachal Pradesh - No.1-25/ 2000/TE-I dated 27-10-2003 Additional 1 STS post sanctioned ( Total 11 STS posts)
Solan SSA of Himachal Pradesh- No.1-38/2000/TE-I dated 27-10-2003 Additional 1 STS post sanctioned ( Total 9 STS posts)
Chennai Telephones for WLL - No.3-3/2003/ TE-I dated 16-09-2003    2 STS post sanctioned
Jammu SSA of J&K Circle - No.1-3 /2000/TE-I dated 2-09-2003  Additional 4 STS post sanctioned ( Total 11 STS posts)

28th Oct.DOT appointed Officers designated as Director (Estt), DoT for issuing Presidential Orders in respect of Circle Cadre Officers - Order No.400-37/2003 STG-III dated 23-10-2003>>>

28th Oct.Format for consolidated report in respect of process for absorption for Grp'B' Officers (other than Circle cadres) - No.BSNL/11/SR/2003 dated 27-10-2003>>>

28th Oct.Calling of options from Central Secretariat Staff Group 'B' staff for permanent absorption in BSNL. DOT order and BSNL order for Time bound completion>>>

28th Oct.GS Com.G.L.Jogi Jogi, VP Com Inderjit Singh, AGS Com. Sukhvir Singh met Dir ( Fin), Dir (Commercial), DDG (SR) and DDG  (Restructuring) and held discussions on the agenda of the ensuing Head Of Circle Conference  particularly recruitment of Management Trainees and KPMG recommendations. The leaders appraised them about the serious objections on the above two issues.( Click here for the letter addressed by GS to CMD and Circle Secretaries to the respective CGMs>>>>)  All the officers appreciated our views and promised to highlight them prominently in the HOCC.

28th Oct.GS Com.G.L.Jogi Jogi, VP Com.Inderjit Singh, AGS Com. Sukhvir Singh met Sr.DDG (Per) to discuss further on (1) absorption of adhoc STS officers in STS scale (2) Promotion of SDEs directly to DEs (3) Service weightage for the service rendered in DOT/DTS/DTO (4) One time upgradation of JTOs and SDEs. Our concerns were seriously noted.
28th Oct.We congratulated the new Dir ( Commercial) Shri. N.K.Mangla on his assumption of  charge.
28th Oct.Orders issued for non deduction of subscription from salary on behalf of TESA.>>>

27th Oct.URGENTGS writes to CMD BSNL. ALL Circle Secretaries to address their respective CGMs on identical line today itself.

FLASH NEWS 17th Oct.Ernakulam Bench of CAT allows pay anomaly case filed by Com.T.Issac and others, seniors getting lesser pay than their juniors to be compensated with effect from 1-1-96 ( from the date of officiating of the junior) considering the officiating period of the junior.

News 6th OctDeduction of membership subscription from the salary of JTOs restored. Orders issued. Order No. BSNL/31/SR-2002 dated 06-10-2003 >>>>

You have seen some more joke on the Bonus issue by the 'great joker'. We consider it worthless and ignore it with all the contempt it deserves. Hereafter we will not be responding in any manner to the rubbish that emanates from 'sick' mind of this man.


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