Pay protection on Offtg promotion for the JTO/JAO/SDE/AOs
officiated as SDE/AO/DE/CAO in DoT/BSNL:
The proposal for protection of the pay drawn during Officiating promotion
is cleared by DIR(HR) and send to CMD for approval. GS, President and AGS met
CMD today and requested to approve the proposal. CMD assured to approve the
In fact the provision for pay protection has been withdrawn by
BSNL on 19.02.2010 through a clarification. This resulted reduction of pay by
two to three increments and recovery of lakhs of rupees for thousands of Executives.
Assn was opposing the same and demanding the restoration of pay protection.
Meeting with Sri Anupam Shrivatava, CMD, BSNL:
GS, President and AGS met CMD on 23.02.17 and
held discussions on a) approval of E2, E3 scales by DoT, b) Offtg pay
protection and c) the news about the merger of MTNL and BSNL: On approval of
E2, E3 pay scales, CMD informed that he reminded Secretary, DoT yesterday for
the urgent need for approval. On MTNL and BSNL merger, CMD informed that he do not
have any official information and as per his knowledge, there is no such proposal
from PMO in this regard, rather these are proposal of MTNL management to DoT.
Meeting with Sri N. K. Mehta, DIR(EB):
GS, President and AGS met DIR(EB) on 23.02.17 and
held discussions on the huge reduction of posts in maintenance regions, project
Circles etc in the Man power plan as recommended by Deloittee. The sanctioned
posts are about 9000 but in the Man power plan only the working strength of
3300 is taken into account. Considering the huge requirement in transmission
media mtce and the importance of Core network, all the posts are to be accounted
as it is. DIR(EB) informed that he is not aware of the developments and he will
take up the matter immediately with DIR(HR).
The SNEA proposal for Term Insurance for the BSNL rects is under
consideration of management. Restg Cell moved a proposal to constitute a
Committee to have deliberations on the issue. The proposal is send to DIR(HR)
Chennai Telephones Administration has issued order for procurement of Technical Hand book cum Diary for Executives.
View the order.
All the DSs are requested to process for early payment.
Congratulations: The court case filed by SNEA at Hon
PCAT, New Delhi for the pay fixation under FR22(1)(a)(1) without the
restriction of FR 35 for the officiating
JTOs come up for hearing today and we got favourable judgment. The benefit
extended to SNEA members as in the case of others. We met PGM(Estt) and held
further discussions on its immediate implementation. Once judgment copy is
received, it will be immediately endorsed to the Circles, PGM(Estt) assured.
Our Jt Sec Com Arvind Dahiya was present in the court to pursue the case.
Telephones wishes all the staff who retire today on superannuation. Our
special wishes to Com.M.G.Renganayagi SDE Jones Road RSU. CS and Com.Venkatachalam KKN DTr attended the felicitation function of Com.M.G.Renganayagi at Sornamibika Kalyana mandapam on 31.01.2017 and addressed the gathering.
CP,CS,CTr,CEC Members Com.Ramasamy DGM EB & Com.R.P.Matheswaran SDE EB, Com.Arumugam DP EB, Com.Murugesan SDE Mktg met Shri.V.Prabhakar GM(EB)/ GM(TXM) on 31.01.2017 at his chamber and CS felicitated Shri.V.Prabhakar GM(EB)/ GM(TXM) on his superannuation. We wish all of them a
Happy, Peaceful and Healthy
Third Meeting of Circle Executive Committee held on
21.01.2017 at Mamalla Beach Resort, Mahabalipuram.
Com.S.Jayakumar DS CPT welcomed all. Com.M.K.Veerapandian CP
presided over the meeting. Before commencing the meeting one minute silence was
observed for departed comrades M.Thamizhvendan CWC Member and K.Sankaran SDE
Bldg. The meeting started by 1030 hrs and concluded by 1915 hrs. Com.A.Shunmuga
Sundara Rajan CS presented the Circle Secretary`s report. At the outset Circle
Secretary appreciated the outstanding performance of all the COBs/DOBs/CEC
members in the 1st Membership Verification.
The following issues were discussed and the house authorized
to seek the Management for an immediate formal meeting to discuss on issues for
Implementation of BSNL CO orders w.r.t AMC for OFC/TXM network, Outsourcing of TNF areas, Outsourcing of RF activities in GSM Network, BSS Infra maintenance else outsourcing of BSS
Rigger arrangement is to be made centrally and
to be made available for each division
Finalizing the tenders for Cable Maintenance
with practically implementable rates, without any enhancements. Tender for
cable maintenance should be based on practically implemented rates. If the
management is unable to finalize the practical implementable rates then it can
follow the labour contract method as being adopted by neighboring circles like Kerala
and Tamil Nadu. The CEC took a strong decision on this matter if the management
is not taking a firm and viable decision on this matter, the Executives working
in the external field will sign the bills on “Actual” only.
Formation of Separate FTTH Unit with required
team of officers from DGM/DE/SDE/JTO
- Posting of JAOs in all Category-I and II CSCs
- Closure of Nortel MSCs/ Motorola BSC/BTSs
- Allotment of more vehicles to TXM/GSM
- Allotment of Vehicle to Madurantakam Groups
- Ensuring acknowledgement for receipt of files/invoices at
- Strengthening of NMS at Flower bazzar
- Measuring instruments for Transmission wing
- Purchase of latest technology cable fault
locators to the field units
- Allotment of batteries to MSUs/RSUs/DLC in time
- Procurement and supply of WLL instruments and
modems for Kanchipuram Division
- OFC ring concept must be made mandatory for all
- Redeployment of Staff and Rotational transfer
One can notice that the issues raised above are all related
in delivering quality of service to BSNL customers; not even a single item
related to staff welfare could be found. And this is the quality of SNEA;
protecting simultaneously our legitimate rights we would be focusing to protect
Dispensing with the
practice of chatting in WhatsApp media:
More discussed another issue was that the WhatsApp media
being used to share the departmental reports and useful informations. Most of
the time the officers had to concentrate on posting replies or reports for the
queries in WhatsApp groups. Sometimes threatening informations also are being
posted. Chatting in WhatsApp media led to Disciplinary action in Tamil Nadu
circle, and it went to the extent of filing Police case. The WhatsApp is a
public and open media and it cannot be used for sharing departmental
information. If at all required, it can be merely used as communication mode.
CEC suggested that this practice must be suspended forthwith.
All those participated in the discussions glorified SNEA’s
performance in the 1st Membership Verification and appreciated the
role played by all the comrades in bringing out SNEA in flying colours. ‘Strengthen
SNEA further and take forward the movement’ was the tenor of each speaker who
spoke on the occasion. Sr leaders com V.Sundar and Com N.Chitti Babu also attended and
addressed the meeting.
Best arrangements for the CEC meeting were made by Comrades S.Jayakumar
DS CPT, S.Raman CEC Member, Rajkumar DTr CPT and their team.
Vote of thanks delivered by Com.Rajkumar DTr CPT.
Com.C. Olly VP ,Com. A.Vasanthakumar ACS,Com.Ganesan DS STM and
Com. Jayakumar DS CPT met GM (NOW-South) at 13:30 hrs. The meeting lasted for 2
hours. The meeting was cordial.
Following issues were discussed
- Issues related with Cable fault maintenance bills
were discussed and to make the procedure simple. He has agreed to give proper
instruction to the concerned.
- Lot of surrenders happened in FTTH due to poor
maintenance by Vendors. Suggested that one dedicated splicing team should made
available in GM area whenever expansion/new site coming up and to attend OFC cut with adequate
equipments, manpower and vehicle. Apart
from these one more team with JTO/JE for provision and maintenance of FTTH in
every division. For that GM has agreed and discuss further before
- Suggested to make a task force in every Division
comprising of a JTO/Cable jointing personal to attend the faults where
exchanges are having huge potential and waiting list for provision of BB. The
same task force can be utilized to attend primary cable faults where Exchanges
having maximum disturbance.
- For Peripheral areas it was suggested to have
AMC for Battery, Power Plant and AC Units DE/SDE wise since area is too vast
and getting persons locally for repair is very difficult.
- Suggested to repair the Maduranthakam Telephone Exchange building which
is in bad condition and requested to paint and made visible with advertisements
of our products with the help of Civil and Marketing wing since it is on the
GST Road. GM promised to take action asked to initiate the file by the
concerned building in charge.
- During Vardha Cyclone trees fell at Velacherry
exchange. Even after many complaints to civil wing it still lying dangerously
posing grave danger for the persons working and as well as to the inmates
residing the quarters. For that GM promised to make arrangements to clear the
- Finally we objected effecting transfers locally
without following norms.
BSNL CO issued revised instructions for deduction of subscription to SNEA- Recognised Representative Association in BSNL.
SNEA, CHENNAI TELEPHONES WISHES HAPPY PONGAL TO ALL
As decided in the COB meeting, the Circle Executive Committee Meeting after 1st Membership Verification is notified on 21.01.2017(Saturday) at Mahabalipuram.
View the Notice.
COB meeting held on 05.01.2017 at Annaroad. CP welcomed all and presided over the meeting. CS briefed the developments after the last COB. Like yesteryear, this year also we could give our diary to our members on 02.01.2017 itself. CS appreciated the effort and hard work done by the COBs/CEC Members/DOBs and the Core committee chairman and its members in achieving 453 votes against 1189. CS informed during the COB meeting, as a recognized Association we have started dialogues with the Administration in policy matters. During the COB meeting it was decided to conduct CEC meeting on 21.01.2017 at Mahabalipuram. In the forthcoming CEC we will have through discussion about policies which will help for the betterment of Chennai Telephones. In addition to local issues we will have a detailed discussion for our CWC meeting which is scheduled from 13th to 15th February 2017 at Hyderabad. Vote of thanks conveyed by Com.A.Vasanthakumar ACS.
CP,CS and ACS Com.P.Charles met GM(HR&Admn) on 05.01.2017 and discussed the following issues:
1. Publication of All India long stay list of AGMs/SDEs:
The Chennai Telephones circle,STR,STP circles prepares the long stay list in the cadre of AGMs/SDEs and the same is sent to TN circle for consolidation and a final list is prepared by the Tamil Nadu circle including its own AGMs/SDEs. The final long stay list from TN circle is sent to BSNL CO and transfer orders are being issued based on this list.
Reply from GM(HR&A): Agreed to publish the lists
2. Issuance of Administrative approval for Diary/ Instructions to AO(P&A) for subscription deduction:
GM(HR&A) instructed to complete the process soon.
3. Redeployment and Rotational transfers:
We informed to GM(HR&A) that the working strength of SDEs/JTOs are less than that of sanctioned strength. Redeployment and Rotational Transfers are the need of the hour so that the work load can be shared equally to the possible extent and the Executives will have an opportunity / Exposure to work in all the fields.
GM(HR&A) agreed to discuss in detail as an agenda item..
4. Clearance of Pending request transfers of JTOs from Chengelpet to Chennai:
We thanked GM(HR&A) for issuance of long pending request transfers of JTOs and we further informed that 4 JTOs request transfer is pending from Chengelpet to Chennai. GM(HR&A) informed that we tried to bring all the 13 JTOs but we could clear only 9 waiting list and assured that the remaining 4 JTOs will be brought in the next batch. As there is some dispute in maintaining the waiting list of JTOs, we have informed to GM(HR&A), the issues should be addressed so that next time the same may not repeat. GM(HR&A) assured to look into it.
5. Pending NEPPs for JTOs:
Recently 54 JEs have become JTOs and they are on field training in various units. Since their NEPP is pending in JE cadre, we have requested GM(HR&A) to issue necessary instructions so that the NEPP fixation be completed first, prior to their JTO pay fixation.
GM(HR&A) agreed to issue necessary instructions.
During the meeting DGM(HR&A) and SDE(SR) were also present. The meeting was so cordial and useful.
JTO to SDE case at Ernakulam:
As reported earlier, the case listed for tomorrow 05.01.2017,
before a new bench.
Offtg JTO pay fixation case under FR 22(1)(a)(1)
at PCAT, New Delhi. The case will be heard on
3rd PRC report and its
Com Baby Thomas, Secretary General/NCOA, Com V K
Thomar, President/NCOA and Com K Sebastin, GS/SNEA met Smt Seema Bahuguna,
Secretary/DPE and Sri Madhukar Gupta, Addl Secretary/DPE and held discussions
on implementation of 3rd PRC report. Secretary/DPE informed that the
report is under consideration of the Govt for implementation and the processing
may complete in 4 to 5 months time.
NCOA trying to meet Hon Minister, Cabinet Secretary, Finance Secretary
etc to expedite the implementation.
It is gathered that the 3rd PRC recommended better
fitment than the 7th CPC and it will be about 20%.
On PRP, PRC recommended to remove the Bell curve. More PRP recommended
for middle level Executives and unit wise PRP also recommended.CPSU Hierarchy implementation: Regular meeting with the Recognized Representative Association SNEA starts from tomorrow. View copy of the notice.
CP,VP,CS,CTr,ACS Com.S.Radhakrishnan, Area Secretaries Comrades
D.Soundararajan, M.Jayaraj, Buddhadev, Ganesan and CWC Member Com.G.K.Saravanan met CGM, GM(F), GM(HR&A)
and DGM(HR&A) on 02.01.2017 for exchange of greetings in the New
Year 2017. We have reiterated to CGM that need of the hour is Formation
of a separate unit for FTTH; Redeployment of staff; Outsourcing wherever
manpower is inadequate. We assured that SNEA would extend its full
support to the management in bringing Chennai Telephones positive.