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15-10-2018
As notified District Conference of South held on 12.10.2018 at Chromepet Exchange. CP, CS, ACSs Com.P.Charles and A.Vasanthakumar attended the conference. Com.Ganesan President welcomed all and presided over the meeting. Com.R.Raman DS submitted the report. Com.A.Vasanthakumar ACS conducted the election. The following members have been unanimously elected as District Office Bearers for the next term:

President             : Com. K.Rajasekar AGM TBM Extl
Vice President        : Com. Harikrishnan SDE GM South Office
Secretary            : Com.R. Raman SDE Anupuram Groups
Asst. Secretary     : Com. K. Suresh JTO TXM TBM
Asst. Secretary     : Com. S. Natarajan SDE Tidel Park
Asst. Secretary     : Com. D. Rajkumar JTO Kalpakkam
Treasurer           : Com. Pandian AGM TBM TXM

During the meeting Com.Vijayalakshmi SDE was felicitated on her superannuation. She is retiring this month. 
During the meeting the following local issues were discussed:
  • Staff requirement for various units
  • Requirement of cable fault locator
  • Delay in sanctioning Ty. advance
CS in his address informed that the issues pertaining to south area will be discussed with PGM(South). CS further explained the need of hour is implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy to bring parity in promotions. CS informed the status of E2/E3 pay scales. Vote of thanks rendered by Com.Pandian AGM TXM TBM.

15-10-2018
CS addressed the new JTO training batch at RTTC, M.M.Nagar on 12.10.2018. Seven JTOs are under phase-I training and orders issued them for field training w.e.f 15.10.2018. The JTO trainees were much interested on the pay scale and promotion issues. CS in his address explained in detail about the status of pay scales and promotions thru CPSU Cadre Hierarchy. CS further explained the role of SNEA in the cadre issues as well as the growth of BSNL. CS requested to them to use their intelligence wherever they are posted for the betterment of BSNL.




10-10-2018

All Unions and Associations of BSNL held its meeting at New Delhi on 08.10.2018. AUAB discussed the non-implementation of the assurances given by the Hon MoSC in the meeting held on 24.02.2018. AUAB decided to launch agitational programs for the implementation of the assurances given on

1) 3rd PRC implementation,

2) 4G spectrum allotment,

3) Pension revision and

4) Pension Contribution on actual basic pay.

AUAB also discussed:

a) 30% Superannuation benefits to BSNL directly recruited employees.

b) Outsourcing of Passive Infra Maintenance of Non BSNL Sites and

c) Repatriation of excess ITS Officers against the Cabinet decision for diminishing order.


10-10-2018

Meeting with Smt Sujata T Ray, DIR(HR&Fin) on 09.10.2018:

GS, President and AGS met DIR(HR) and reviewed the progress on the various issues in our charter of demands of the agitation programs. GM(SR) also present.

Initially we discussed the financial problems in the field units. All the payments are getting delayed and maintenance is severely affected. DIR(Fin) informed that the situation will improve shortly as the formalities for taking loan for CAPEX is getting cleared at various levels.

1) On CPSU Hierarchy notification, the committee is finalizing the report and it will be submitted to the competent authority. Some delay occurred due to unavoidable reasons.

On promotions, the recent SC judgment on reservation in promotion is to be examined thouroughly. The legal opinion received is to wait for the DoPT guidelines in this regard. At the same time, due to the election year, whether DoPT will take a quick decision in this regard is also doubtful. Management will work out some alternative mechanism also parallaly, DIR(HR) informed.

On JTO to SDE promotion, we requested to issue the promotion orders to the extent possible from the remaining JTOs, pending finalization of AIEL and the seniority can be finalized later on. DIR(HR) informed that now Pers section is pre-occuppied with the contempt case at Ernakulam and immediately after that we will try to find some way out. Management is waiting for the outcome of the contempt petition. We requested to reconsider it as more than 5000 vacancies are lying vacant and innocent JTOs are punished for none of their fault. Finally DIR(HR) told us to have further discussion with GM(Pers).

On AO to CAO promotion, legal opinion is to wait for the DoPT guidelines on reservation issue. We shared our apprehension that the decision on creamy layer may take much time as it is a political decision and it has to be worked out by the Govt before notification, with the approval of Union Cabinet. This means, on promotion, we are back to the same situation we had, few months back. Entire promotion should not be held up again we requested. DIR(HR) assured to find some way out.  

Similarly AGM promotion also, management is waiting for the outcome of the contempt petition, DIR(HR) informed. Thereafter only it can be decided how to proceed further. After the recent judgment, it become more complicated.

2. Approval of E2 and E3 pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.2007: A DO letter from CMD to Secretary, DoT requesting to approve E2 and E3 scales as recommend by BSNL will be sent in a day or two as discussed with the Assn and thereafter it will be pursued.

3. First Time Bound Financial Upgradation as per EPP-2007, uniformly after 4 years, instead of 4 to 6 years: After lot of pursuation at different level, the proposal now moved from Pers section.

4. E1+5 increments for the post 2010 rect JTO/JAOs and equivalent cadres: Estt section examining the possibility to do it within the powers of MC. Since proposal is already in the Board for the rect upto 2014, matter is to be examined.

5. E1A and E2A scales notionally w.e.f. 01.10.2000 for the JTOs and SDEs in Civil, Electrical, TF, Arch, PA, PS etc and equivalent cadres: : Estt section examining it.

6. Increase the DGM(T) posts, atleast by another 800 for maintaining a ratio 1:4 and filling up all the DGM(T) vacancies on regular basis. The matter is under examination. The need for increase in the DGM posts is accepted. But a mechanism is to be worked out through HR Plan. Meanwhile work on finalization of HR  plan is picking momentum. Meanwhile DIR(HR) assured to expedite the DPC work for DGM(T) posts pending vacation of stay on promotions.  

On issuing orders for soft tenure break, it was informed that the file is resubmitted for the approval of DIR(HR) with positive recommendation to restore the Circle break on soft tenure posting.


05-10-2018
Chromepet / Tambaram Branch AGB held on 01.10.2018 at Chromepet Exchange. Com.K.Rajasekar president welcomed all and presided the meeting. CTr and ACS Com.A.Vasanthakumar attended and addressed the meeting. During the meeting the following members have been elected as office bearers for the next term:
President        : Com.K.Rajaselar AGM TBM
Vice President   : Com.P.Asha AGM TBM
Secretary       : Com.Akilavani SDE PVM
Asst. Secretary : Com.Sujatha JTO
Treasurer        : Com.K.Suresh JTO TBM TXM

EC Members       
1. Com. Durga Prasath JTO
2. Athiraj JTO TXM

During the meeting delegates for AIC and District Conference were elected. Com.A.Vasanthakumar ACS on his address explained the role of SNEA in various issues and its success. ACS emphasized the need of the hour is implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy. Further ACS informed the status of std pay scales of E2/E3. Vote of thanks delivered by Com.Agilavani BS.


05-10-2018
Kalmandapam Branch AGB held on 03.10.2018 at Kalmandpam Exchange. Com.S.Kumar BS welcomed all. CP, CTr, ACSs Com.P.Charles and Com.S.Radhakrishnan attended the meeting. During the meeting the following members have been elected as office bearers for the next term:
President        : Com.G.Sekar AGM KAL
Secretary        : Com.S.Kumar SDE KAL Extl
Asst. Secretary  : Com.R.Siddharthan SDE KAL Extl
Treasurer        : Com.N.Dhanasekar JTO
EC Member       : Com. P.Yuvaraj JTO ENR

During the meeting delegates for District Conference were elected. Com.P.Charles ACS highlighted the role of SNEA in issuing 12000 promotions in Executive cadre in a short period. He further addressed the gathering about the CPSU cadre hierarchy and std pay-scales of E2/E3. ACS further requested all to put more efforts to bring Chennai Telephones to positive.


01-10-2018
Flower Bazzar Branch AGB held on 29.09.2018 at Flower Bazzar Exchange. Com.G. Seralathan President welcomed all and presided the meeting. CS, CTr, ACSs Com.P.Charles and Com.S.Radhakrishnan attended the meeting. During the meeting the following members have been elected as office bearers for the next term:
President         : Com.G.Seralathan SDE-CO
Vice President    : Com.Rajeswari SDE CSC
Secretary        : Com.S.Boobalan JAO GSM
Asst. Secretary  : Com.M.Bhaskaran JTO TXI
Treasurer        : Com.P.Sivachandran JTO
Asst. Treasurer  : Com. R.Sargunam AO GSM
EC Members:
1. Com. M.S.Nawaz JAO
2. Com. Nadarajan DE TXI

During the meeting the following local issues were discussed:
  • Staff requirements at OCB / TXI /External units
  • Additional Vehicle for TXI
  • Posting of Exclusive officers for C-PAN Acceptance Test
  • Extracting and seeking all the TXI works through Whatsapp- Executives are unable to concentrate on field works-- DGM/GM wants immediate response on posting of whatsapp message.
  • Heavy reinstatement charges for the Department of Justice project
  • Delay in getting police permission for attending TXM faults.
 
During the meeting delegates for District conference were elected. CS while replying to the local issues raised by the members assured that all the issues would be dealt with the concern GMs. Further CS explained that Dispensation of Whatsapp culture was one of our point in agenda meeting. CS further informed that there are huge shortage in  JTO/SDE cadre. The Executives at the level of JTO/SDE/DE in the TXM/TXI/ GSM/External units are working under stress. CS reiterated that the Executives at the level of JTO/SDE/DE cannot work on whatsapp always and the immediate response for the posting of GM/DGM is not possible. The reply to the posting of DGM/GM is possible only after restoration / completion of faults. If at all any important work / issue that can be informed to the concern over phone by the DGM/GM. CS informed that TXM/TXI issues will be discussed with the concern GM separately. CS further explained in detail the achievements of SNEA in taking lead for issuing 12,000 promotions in a short period. Further explained about the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and Developments over E2/E3 pay scales. Vote of thanks delivered by Com.P.Sivachandran ABS.


01-10-2018

29-09-2018
Chengelpet branch AGB held on 28.09.2018 at Chengelpet Exchange. Com.D.Rajkumar BS welcomed all and submitted the report. VP and ACS Com.A.Vasanthakumar attended and addressed the meeting.

During the meeting the following members have been elected as office
bearers for the next term:

President        : Com.T.N.Mohana SDE CPT Intl
Vice President   : Com.M.M.Thamizhi DE Kalpakkam
Secretary        : Com.D.Rajkumar JTO Kalpakkam
Asst. Secretary : Com. Maragatham SDE CSC CPT
Treasurer        : Com.R.Jegan JTO CPT Intl

EC Members:
1. Com. T.Pugazhendi JTO MDK
2. Com. P.C.Deepthi SDE Anupuram

During the meeting the following local issues were discussed:
  • Relief of Com.Jamshed Ali JTO
  • Staff requirement at Madurantakam, Anupuram,Chengelpet, Mahabalipuram and Thirukalaukundram and
  • Clearance of pending Rule-8 cases.
During the meeting delegates for AIC and District Conference were elected. Com.A.Vasanthakumar ACS on his address explained the role of SNEA in various issues and its success. ACS emphasized the need of the hour is implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy. Further ACS informed the status of std pay scales of E2/E3. Vote of thanks delivered by Com.T.Pugalendhi JTO MDK

28-09-2018
Madhavaram/Kellys branch AGB held on 27.09.2018 at Perumbur Exchange. Com.Muthamilan BS welcomed all and submitted the report. CP,CTr and ACS Com.P.Charles attended and addressed the meeting.

During the meeting the following members have been elected as office
bearers for the next term:
President        : Com.Praveen JTO SLV
Vice President   : Com.Varadhan AGM Periyar Nagar
Secretary        : Com.Gopal Rao JTO MKB
Asst. Secretary  : Com.Devaraj JTO Redhills
Treasurer        : Com.Kuppabai SDE MMC

EC Members:
1. Com. A.Sathish Kumar SDE PUZ
2. Com. Vasanthy AGM MVM Intl

During the meeting delegates for District Conference were elected. Com.P.Charles ACS highlighted the role of SNEA in issuing 12000 promotions in Executive cadre in a short period. He further addressed the gathering about the CPSU cadre hierarchy and std pay-scales of E2/E3. Vote of thanks delivered by Com.Gopal Rao BS.

Annaroad Branch AGB held on 28.09.2018 at Annaroad Exchange. Com.R. Uma Maheswari BS welcomed all. CP,CS, CTr, ACSs Com.P.Charles and Com.A.Vasanthakumar and Com.A.Raju Area Secretary attended the meeting.

During the meeting the following members have been elected as office
bearers for the next term:
President        : Com.N.S.Mohan AGM ARD Extl
Vice President   : Com.Ambedkar AO C&A CBA
Secretary        : Com.Karthikeyan JTO TXM ARD
Asst. Secretary  : Com.D.S.Raju JTO ARD Extl
Treasurer        : Com.R.Uma Maheswari JTO CSC GRD

EC Members:
1. Com. Mallika Veerarghavan AGM ARD Extl
2. Com. Subramaniam AGM Admn

During the meeting delegates for AIC and District conference were elected. CS in his address explained in detail the achievements of SNEA in taking lead for issuing 12,000 promotions in a short period. Further explained about the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and Developments over E2/E3 pay scales. Vote of thanks delivered by Com.Karthikeyan BS.


26-09-2018
GSM District Conference held on 26.09.2018 at SNEA Bhawan. CP, CS, CTr, ACSs Com.P.Charles & Com.S.Radhakrishnan and CWC Member Com.G.K.Saravanan attended and addressed the conference. Com.P.Rajesh DS welcomed all and submitted report. DS in his report specifically mentioned the issues faced by the Executives in the GSM unit, requirement of staff for BSS/OMCR/EMF units and additional requirement of vehicles. The following members have been unanimously elected as District Office Bearers:
1. President            : Com.S.Ramesh Babu AGM Infra billing
2. Vice President       : Com. Venkatraman AGM CDMA
3. Secretary           : Com.P.Rajesh SDE OMCR
4. Asst. Secretary-1  : Com.R.Pandian AGM BSS CPT
5. Asst. Secretary-2  : Com. Jayasree JTO OMCR
6. Ass. Secretary-3   : Com. Soundarapandian JTO BSS TBM
7. Treasurer           : Com. Krishnakumar SDE LEA
All the Circle Office Bearers addressed the gathering. CS in his address explained in detail the advantages of CPSU Cadre hierarchy which will pave clear way to get seamless promotion of the Executives upto AGM cadre. CS also explained the pursuation of SNEA at various levels for the E2/E3 standard pay scales. CS further informed about the latest development of 3rd wage revision. Vote of thanks delivered by Com.R.Pandian AGM BSS CPT

25-09-2018
The Enterprise Business branch AGB meeting held on 24.09.2018 at Harbour. Com.R.P.Matheswaran CEC Member welcomed all and the meeting was presided over by Com.K.Subramanian VP. CS and Com.M.Jayaraj Area Secretary attended and addressed the meeting. Almost all the EB branch members attended the meeting. The following members have been elected as Branch office bearers for the next term:
President        : Com.K.N.Swaminathan DGM SD & SA
Vice President   : Com. K.Subramanian JTO EB
Secretary       : Com. S.Prathab Kumar JAO EB
Asst. Secretary : Com. Sasikumari JTO EB
Treasurer        : Com. Purushothaman AO EB
EC Members:
1. Com. Villibarathan SDE EB
2. Com. Bhuvaneswari AGM EB
During the meeting delegates for AIC and District conference were elected. Local issues like staff requirement, vehicle requirement and apprentice requirement were raised by the members. Technical issues in CDR/LCNMS was also discussed. CS in his address elaborately explained the latest development of implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy, E2/E3 pay scales and role of SNEA in releasing JTO to SDE/ JAO to AO/ SDE to AGM promotions.

24-09-2018
The newly joined PGM(O) Sh. V.Senthil Vasan invited SNEA to discuss Pilot Project for Positive Productivity. CS and ACS P.Charles went on 19.09.2018 to discuss the Pilot Project for Positive Productivity with PGM(O). Shri.V.Senthil Vasan PGM(O) shared his view regarding the implementation and success-fullness of the said project. PGM(O) requested our co-operation for implementation of the project. We said we would extend 100% support for the success of the project. We reiterated that the need of hour is formation of exclusive FTTH team area-wise to provide FTTH connections. We have to capture the market before R-Jio penetration in the FTTH field. We request all the comrades to ensure 100% support for the success of the project and  make Chennai Telephones also one among the positive circles.


21-09-2018
PROGRAMME OF AGITATION FROM 24-09-2018 DEFERRED:
After detailed discussion with DIR HR and other senior Officers on the various demands in our charter of demands, considering the concrete assurances given by  the management to settle the issues in a time bound manner and considering the appeal made by BSNL management, it is decided to defer the agitation programs from 24.09.2018. Details of the discussion will be uploaded later.

Details of the discussion with BSNL management on 20.09.2018 on the charter of demands of the agitation programs from 24.09.2018 onwards:

BSNL management invited SNEA for discussions on various issues raised in the charter of demands. GS, CHQ President, AGS and Jt Sec(C) attended the meeting. DIR(HR), GM(SR), GM(Pers) and DGM(Estt) was present from management side.  The discussions continued for more than one and half hours on various issues.

At the outset DIR(HR) informed that BSNL management is taking very serious efforts to implement CPSU Cadre Hierarchy which is already approved by the BSNL Board, to settle E2 & E3 pay scales and other issues and discussion is going on at different level to resolve the issues, the proposed agitation programs from 24.09.2018 is to be avoided. All the genuine demands are getting attention and management is sincerely trying to resolve them. Thereafter discussion started on the various demands:

1. Notify and implement BSNL Executive promotion Policy Amendment & Recruitment Rules, 2017 (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy) w.e.f. 01.07.2018 which is approved by the BSNL Board and solve the huge stagnation in different cadres. Bring Parity and Uniformity in promotions among equivalent cadres of different wings. All the existing vacancies in different cadres like SDE(T), CAO etc shall be filled notionally w.e.f. 29.06.2018 as per the earlier rules.

DIR(HR) informed that management is very seriously working on it. BSNL Board already approved it and management spent more than 2 years to finalise the policy, which is going to benefit all the executives. While approving the new promotion policy, BSNL Board directed to ensure that Govt policies on reservation is followed in the new policy also. This matter is under examination.

Meanwhile the matter come up before the Parliamentary Standing Committee for the welfare of SCs and STs also, along with several other issues. The Committee called the management on 19.09.2018. Initially CMD and DIR(HR) sought exemption from personal appearance due to the Board meeting scheduled for 19.09.18 but later on decided to attend the meeting. The Full BSNL Board meeting scheduled for 19.09.2018 was cancelled for this purpose which reflects the seriousness shown by CMD and DIR(HR) on this issue.

The Committee formed will complete the formalities and submit its final report by next week and thereafter it will be submitted to the competent authority. Management is trying its level best to implement it at the earliest by taking everyone into confidence, DIR(HR) assured.

Comrades, now the issue is moving in the right direction and results are expected without much delay. We are working with the management for the early notification and its implementation.

On promotions, DIR(HR) informed that whatever promotions and upgradations done, it lead to litigations and contempt of court. Court cases increased only. CMD is not at all in favour of any more upgradation. JTO to SDE promotions also will be considered once contempt is withdrawn. On AO to CAO promotion, it was informed that the stay is vacated, the DPC is on and promotion orders can be issued as soon as the legal opinion is received from the Sr lawyer from whom the opinion sought. On our specific request to consider JTO to SDE promotion under SCF, where the seniority can be decided later on, finally DIR(HR) agreed to have further discussion with GM(P) on this matter. However mgt expressed its doubt how promotion can be effected without publishing AIEL? As per HC order, only provisional promotion (same as Adhoc/Offtg/LA promotion which does not give seniority or counting of service) can be given in the ratio 1:1, before publishing AIEL. The contempt case at Ernakulam filed by AIGETOA activists is the major hurdle for JTO to SDE promotion where more than 5,500 vacancies are available.

2. Approval of E2 and E3 pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.2007 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A for all the post 2007 recruited JTO/JAOs, SDE/AOs and equivalent cadres.

DIR(HR) explained the efforts taken by the mgt by deputing BSNL Officers to DPE for explaining the matter to DPE officials. Mgt is committed to E2 and E3 scales and all possible measures will be taken to settle it. CMD will write a DO letter to Secretary in this regard to expedite the approval of E2 and E3.

Assn also informed DIR(HR) and others the continuous efforts taken by it. Assn met the Hon Union Minister for Heavy Industries, Shri Anat Geete and requested his intervention to modify the DPE reply. As per the intervention of the Hon Minister, we are trying to meet the Secretary/DPE in this regard.

E2 and E3 pay scales is the most important HR issue for the BSNL Executives, like the new promotion policy, which is to be resolved at the earliest, we demanded. DIR(HR) assured that CMD and DIR(HR) will work together with the Assn for the settlement of E2 and E3 scales.

3. First Time Bound Financial Upgradation as per EPP-2007, uniformly after 4 years, instead of 4 to 6 years.

We explained the matter to DIR(HR). The JTO/JAOs recruited from 1993 to 2001 got their first TB promotion in 5 or 6 years where as the juniors are getting it after 4 years. This is the anomaly created after the implementation of 2nd PRC with 30% fitment and 78.2% IDA merger. This anomaly referred to the Khan Committee. Khan Committee recommended CPSU Hierarchy after 5 years by reducing it from 6 years as in EPP. On the same line, recommended the first TB promotion for the earlier rects also after 5 years. But this anomaly can be settled only if the first TB promotion is extended uniformly after 4 years, Assn told. The informations regarding the number of Executives affected are already collected from the Circles. After discussion, GM(Pers) informed that the details will be processed in a couple of weeks and will be submitted to the competent authority.

It is a very positive development as mgt so far reluctant to process the case on the plea that BSNL Board and DoT will not agree for the amendment of EPP with retrospective effect, from 01.10.2004.

4. E1+5 increments for the post 2010 rect JTO/JAOs and equivalent cadres.

The benefit of E1+5 increments is not extended to the thousands of JTO/JAOs rected after 2010. The new rects are getting the pay of Rs 16400 only where as earlier batches are getting minimum E1+5 increments. The pay loss of these JTO/JAOs recruited in 2010(SRD), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 etc are huge. Thousands of LICE JTO/JAOs also affected and they are also drawing less than E1+5 increments. Even the PO issued by DoT on 28.03.2017 extended Rs 18850. Taking the benefit out of that, E1+5 increments may be extended to the remaining JTO/JAOs recruited after 2010.

Management is very sympathetic to this demand. It was informed that the proposal for E1+5 increments for the JTO/JAOs recruited upto 2014 is pending in the BSNL Board since, 2015. BSNL Board took a stand that it will be approved only after the approval of HR plan. For remaining JTO/JAOs, Board is not ready to consider E1+5 as they are recruited in E1 scale. We strongly objected this as the E1 pay scale is a provisional pay scale and even the pay scales in the RR for JAO, JTO(C/E) etc are still E1A.   

We demanded that as per the PO issued by DoT, E1+5 can be extended. We have to find a way to extend it without notifying the PO issued by DoT, we demanded. Management assured to discuss it further to find some way out, keeping the demand for E2 and E3 scales intact.

5. E1A and E2A scales notionally w.e.f. 01.10.2000 for the JTOs and SDEs in Civil, Electrical, TF, Arch, PA, PS etc and equivalent cadres.

This proposal is already approved by the MC of the BSNL Board and placed before the full BSNL Board for its approval. However DoT objected it stating that E1A and E2A scales can be extended only to those working in the corresponding CDA scales before 01.10.2000. The JEs and AEs were not in that sale on 01.10.2000, so it cannot be considered. The presidential order issued at the time of absorption cannot be altered now, according to DoT. We explained the background and the need to bring parity in the pay scales as on 01.10.2000 for all the equivalent cadres. Moreover the JTOs and SDEs of these streams are working in the same pay scales for a few months which is a serious anomaly. Recently AD(OL) case also settled like that. Finally it was agreed to examine it, whether it can be implemented without altering the PO issued on 01.10.2000, to overcome the DoT objection.

6. Increase the DGM(T) posts, atleast by another 800 for maintaining a ratio 1:4 and filling up all the DGM(T) vacancies on regular basis.

Increase in DGM(T) posts is a demand we raised 1 year back. The number of DGM(T) posts was less, comparing to any other streams. 1331 DGM(T) posts are available against the 5303 AGM posts. Even the available DGM(T) posts, maximum were occupied by the ITS officers on deputation which further affected our limited promotional avenues.

The creation of another 3410 AGM posts recently through upgradation strengthened our demand for increasing the DGM(T) posts atleast by another 800. Now the total number of AGM post is 8713. Moreover, the number of AGMs after implementation of CPSU Hierarchy will be between 8500 to 9500, so naturally the DGM posts is to be increased, we argued the case with full justification.

Finally management in principle agreed to our demand for increasing the DGM(T) posts to maintain a reasonable ratio. It is to be further discussed and worked out whether it can be done through HR plan or through cadre review. It will be a major breakthrough for the cadre after the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy approval. Similarly for other streams also, same ratio will be worked out.

On DGM(T) promotions, BSNL is filed a MA in the Hon CAT to vacate the stay citing the vacation of stay in a similar case, AO to CAO promotion. It is expected to hear on next Monday. The original case is listed for 27.10.2018 only. Once stay is vacated, DPC will be held including the DRDGM vacant posts and promotion orders will be issued.

Comrades, the extensive preparations for the agitation programs by the CHQ and the Circles compelled the management to invite SNEA for negotiation. We had made extensive arrangements for the agitation programs. The response from our activists was so positive, they were solidly with CHQ supporting from all the corners. In addition to CS and CP, large number of activists planned to reach New Delhi from far off places to participate in the agitation. It shows the commitment and conviction of our comrades on the issues. It is a great break thorough, now management assured us to work together to settle the issues in a time bound manner. Congratulations to one and all.

We are extremely grateful to CMD/BSNL, DIR(HR) and other senior officers for the timely intervention to resolve the issues through discussion. Further we are very happy to note that we could do it without going into agitation, through negotiations especially when we are fully involved in the field units for the revival of BSNL. Once again, congratulations to one and all.


19-09-2018
As notified Circle Office Bearers and District Office Bearers meeting held on 15.09.2018 at SNEA Bhawan. CP welcomed all and presided over the meeting. SNEA, Chennai Telephones thanked our CHQ for their best and sincere efforts on releasing JTO to SDE, JAO to AO and SDE to AGM promotions in short time. CS has given a brief to all regarding various cadre issues and the strike notice of SNEA from 24.09.2018. It was decided to conduct the Branch meetings and District Conferences before Circle Conference. The District Conference date for the 6 Districts are fixed as :
1. GSM          --- 26.09.2018
2. North         --- 11.10.2018
3. South         --- 12.10.2018
4. Central        --- 22.10.2018
5. West          --- 25.10.2008
6. Circle Office  --- 02.11.2018
It was also decided to conduct CEC meeting on 17.11.2018. The Circle conference date is tentatively planned in between 15.12.2018 and 13.01.2019.Most of the branches have submitted the delegate list for AIC, some branches are yet to submit. The last date to submit the delegate list for AIC is 30.09.2018. The following comrades on their promotion as AGM have donated Rs.5000/- each to circle.
1. A.Shunmuga Sundara Rajan AGM NSS ARD
2. P.Charles AGM FBR BSS
3. S.Radhakrishnan AGM ANR Extl
4. A.Vasanthakumar AGM Mylapore
5. G.Elavarasan AGM Project Vijay
6. M.Jayaraj AGM EB
7. S.Pandian  AGM TBM TXM
8. R.Pandian AGM BSS CPT
9. A.Ayubkhan AGM KKN TXM
10.G.K.Saravanan AGM Ponneri
11.R.P.Matheswaran AGM EB Rs.3000/-
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