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Edited and Published By S B Nagavi, CS

1. History, status and vision of SNEA on E2, E3 Pay Scales for JTO, SDE and equivalent Cadres to know more <<view>>:

2. History, status and vision of SNEA on Superannuation benefit to BSNL directly recruited employees View...........................


It is reliably learnt that CGMT Karnataka has finalised and approved the tender for procuring 3000 Kms of Low Count OF cable and the PO is likely to be placed now. We may expect the supply of said cable and comrdes of field units have to gear up for the provisioning of the FTTH connections.


For the last 6 months, the SSAs including the Bangalore Telecom District are not able to provide FTTH connections for want of the Low Count OF cable as expected and not able to meet the demand of customers. This issue we have several times raised before management at circle office at various levels and found that the much needed importance and urgency is not shown by the responsible officers involved in the process of finalizing the tender though all the concerned officers sit in the same circle office building. The concerned authorities are rather much interested in creating hurdles and delays but not treating the importance of the said item of store item in the field. Every day delay will count for the loss of revenue from the prospective customers. CS SNEA writes to CGMT Karnataka Shri P Nagaraju and GM Finance Smt Sumam Pillai for an urgent action. For letter click here...


In-ordinate delay in sending the LICE passed TTAs for JTO induction training. CS SNEA writes to Shri P Nagaraju CGMT Karnataka for immediate action to send them for training. For letter click here..


Tour Programme of Com G L Jogi Chairman and Com A A Khan CHQ President to Karnataka:

The tentative programe is as Scheduled below:

On 19-09-2016 Morning Belgaum and Afternoon Hubli

On 20-09-2016 Morning Sirsi and Afternoon Karwar

On 21-09-2016 Raichur ( Com Jogi) and Bijapur (Com Khan)

On 22-09-2016 Bellary (Com Jogi), Davangere (Com Jogi) and Gulbarga (Com Khan)

On 23-09-2016 Chitradurga (Com Jogi), Tumkur (Com Jogi) and Bidar (Com Jogi)

On 24-09-2016 Bangalore

The exact timings may be confirmed from the respective District Secretaries and let us utilise the best time of our CHQ leaders.


General Body Meeting at Vijayapur:

The general body meeting of Vijayapur was held at Golden Height Hotel on 10th Sept 2016. Com Mangasuli District President Presided over the function. The meeting commenced with the invocation of Com Smt S H Kori and welcome address by Com B M Chalavaadi. Com Bijjargi DS gave brief account of the activities of the district and focused on the adverse effect of the non availability of regular GM to Bijapur and GM Belgum seldom visits the SSA. The lack of interest and motivation by the negative approach in deciding the decisions on the files has further deteriorated the functioning the SSA.

Comrades Ustad, Puranik, Karbhari, Panduranga, Parande and Dasar have highlighted the various problems like biased transfers by administration, delay in vendor payments, delay in disposing files, problems faced by transmission team, level one mtce of mobile service, shortage of critical items of stores and non availability of staff for the outdoor and cable maintenance and thereby difficulties in meeting the requirement of the SWASS programme.

Com S B Nagavi CS, Com Pandurang Nayak JSS CHQ, Com Quraishi ACS and senior leader of Bijapur have attended and addressed the gathering. Com Vivek Nayak DS AIGETOA also attended and wished the organization for colorful results in the forthcoming membership verification.

Com Nayak, young and future icon of SNEA gave a detailed account of the ongoing issues like (1) Standard Pay Scales (2) 30% SAB (3) CPSU cadre Hierarchy and the stand of SNEA on all these three vital issues and the basic reasons for that. How the contrary stands taken by others when the settlement was at its peak; had acted as a stumbling block. He has thanked for the realization of others at least now and joining SNEA in the present on going struggle. Had we been unanimously pursued only E2 and E3 in the first step as was proposed by SNEA we would have been successful by this time. Today the realistic approach of SNEA at this juncture of forthcoming 3rd PRC, is well recognised, understood by all the executives at the grass root level and the same is indicated by the huge support in the LHD and Dharna programmes in the entire country. If issues remain unsettled we may have intensify our struggle in the future. He thanked all executives and the members of SNEA in particular for the leading role played by them in making the struggle a great success.

Com Nagavi CS gave a detailed account of the circle activities and the stand taken in the transfer cases of the JTOs both Rule 8 and intra circle transfers and also the success story of blocking the long stay transfer of JTOs proposed by circle administration in the month of May/June 2016 at the instance of some other elements. The struggle is an eye opener, which protected the dignity of the executives. It is SNEA Karnataka which went on an organizational programme to ensure the assured Rule 8 transfers and the intra circle transfers which is settled, concluded to the logical end and at the same time blocked the conspiracy of others who wanted the long stay transfer of JTOs is enforced. It is ultimately ended with the written assurance of CGMT Karnataka that 64 rule-8 transfer will be considered and relieving will be ensured by the circle and this is a reality now that all the JTOs upt to WL No.67 were relieved by Karnataka Circle under Rule-8 transfer. We have not only ensured the assured 14 intra circle transfers but also ensured another 20 transfer orders are issued and reliving are done in most of the cases. Due to the sustained efforts, struggle and persuation the intra circle list of JTOs is reduced from 130 pending cases to only around 65 cases. SNEA believed in ensuring the justice of the legitimate issue coupled with proper policy and never promoted Tom Tick and Harry to get their membership when they are not eligible to get such benefit. SNEA stood by the comrades particularly the JTOs who were never dreamt that they would get their transfers this year. Many young JTOs though not identified with SNEA have also spoken personally to CS for his bold stand taken in the issue.

Today both at CHQ as well as at Circle and SSA level who are really involved into settling of the issues is being recognised by the base root members and of course this message is reaching from mouth to mouth; which ultimately will be quantified in the process of membership verification. It is the duty of the actrivists of SNEA to only pass on our policy, works done and struggles undertaken. All these informations are well explained in the manifesto published by CHQ. CS thanked the organisors for arranging the meeting in beautiful way.

The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks by Com Puranik.

For the glimpses of the meeting click here..


Further improvement in the participation of Dharna on 7th Sept 2016. The leaders and members of SNEA took leading role and active interest in making the programme a grand success. We from SNEA are committed to resolve the issues on the agenda and is clearly manifested by our participation everywhere. ( Executives participated in Bangalore on 6th Sept 2016 SNEA 46%, AIGETOA 32% and AIBSNLEA 22% again on 7th Sept 2016 SNEA 56%, AIGETOA 24% and AIBSNLEA 20% are the indicators).

All the leaders of SSAs of Karnataka Circle have also took great initiative and held Dharna on both the days ensuring the participation of all the 3 associations and in many places 100% participation is reported. The major participation of the members of this association in the said Dharna is the key index that demonstrates the seriousness with which we are fighting to resolve the issues. Some young leaders like Com Tata Babu, Pallavi Latha, Ajaykumar have in fact appreciated and acknowledged the huge participation of the senior comrades so actively in the programme.

Comrades during the deliberations in our Bangalore Dharna, we have come across many doubts raised by members and leaders of all the associations have given clarifications on such queries. This will give a great opening up for the youngsters to understand the issues thoroughly and this effort of leaders will cement them into organizational action in the coming days of struggle.

The fights that we have done before the 1986 prior to 4th PRC and before 1996 prior to 5th CPC are the achievement to be written in the golden letters in the history of Telecom Engineers Trade Union History.

Before 4th PRC our scale was Rs.425-15-700 and in the normal course it would have been replaced with Rs.1400-40-2700. But the great vision and struggle of this association (SNEA- earlier JETA) we had a jump to Rs.16400-60-2900.

Before 5th PRC our scale was Rs.1400-40-2700 and in the normal course it would have been replaced with Rs.5500-150-9000. But the great vision and struggle of this association (SNEA- earlier JETA/TEOA) we had a jump to Rs.6500-200-10500.

And 5th CPC by the powerful presentation of this association (SNEA- earlier JETA/TEOA) to the CPC, also recommended for the elevation of the cadre from Group C (non-executive) cadre to the Gazetted Status (Executive).

Under the leadership of Com W Sheshagiri Rao, it laid down several mile stones as above including 12 year 24 year time bound lateral advancements and huge JTO to SDE functional promotions to the tune of 8000 promotions at one stroke.

When DOT was getting converted into BSNL, it only this organization which was not ready to get absorbed into BSNL just taking Rs.2000 PM extra amount without knowing the three fundamental questions to be clarified by BSNL.

(1) Prospects of promotion avenues in BSNL

(2) The weightage for the service rendered in DOT

(3) The pay scales in the IDA pattern for the absorbed executives.

This organization has single handedly fought the issues and taken oath from each members of SNEA that we will not sign the absorption form while others were on the toes to get absorbed by accepting Rs.2000/- offer. Though we were singled out we did not give up our struggle. It is on this result of the foundational struggle; today we are able to get point to point fixation in IDA scale, 4-6 years TBU and upgraded pay scales ie instead of E1 ( Rs.8600) to E1a ( Rs.9850) for JTO/JAO E2 (10750) to E2a (Rs.11875) for SDEs, etc., Comrades remember except SNEA ( Earlier TEOA) none were with us. But Com G L Jogi and more than 4000 ishfollowers under the banner of BSNLEA supported Com W Sheshagiri Rao in his single handed struggle to achieve above mile stones after the formation of BSNL.

Then in 2003 in Kanyakumari these two organizations having profound belief in welfare of the executives and who were knowing that struggle and struggle only can be best tool to archive our goals; joined to form a new Association called SNEA. The Tiger of Kashmir Comrade G L Jogi took the captaincy of the new team at Kanyakumari and Com W Sheshagiri Rao relinquished the post of GS after his three terms.

During the period of Comrade G L Jogi the implementation of the TBU policy, the smooth promotion from the cadre of SDE to DE and various issues were got settled.

Thereafter, due to multiplicity of associations, multiplicity of Ideas, coupled with various court cases and unfortunately lack of vision and cheap popularity have over raided in the minds at some corner and BSNL started to take advantage of this situation.

Under such situation also SNEA took a very tough stand. We said in clear terms to the BSNL management to settle standard pay scale issue ( E2 and E3) alone and separately and get it approved before we move forward to 3rd PRC. We tried our best to explain the complexities if it is linked with cascading. But the views of others the reasons best known to them criticized our stand and taken a different view. Even on CPSU cadre Hierarchy and 30% SAB also we have our view very clear.

Today all have understood the game plan of the BSNL and DOT management.

The brief analyzes of the history tells us very clearly that the more we united the near will be our success. Despite SNEA leadership being ridiculed we never gave up our principle of struggle, it is SNEA which initiated this struggle and is leading the same. SNEA would like to state that what we say we will do and our marching forward is for the purpose of the benefit of the cadre in its entirety and not to appease any section of persons.

We not only thank SNEA, but also the members of the our sister organizations both AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA for their participation and hope to maintain unity.

CS AIBSNLEA Com Hiremath, CS AIGETOA Com Sunder Raj and CS SNEA Com S B Nagavi have spoken on the ocassion

Com M H Gombi, ACS, Com M H Hiremugadur ACS, Com Jayaprakash Javali DS BGTD, Com B Ramesh Ex DS BGTD, Comrade Thippesh, SNEA, Com Vasantakumar, SNEA, Com Tata Babu SNEA were the prominent speakers on the occasion from SNEA side.

Glimpses of Bangalore Dharna on 7th

Glimpses of Rest of Karnatakata on 7th


Tremendous Response for the Dharna today. All SSAs have reported of having conducted the Dharna Programme. At Bangalore more than 200 members have participated in the programme.

Glimpses of Dharna in various SSAs...

Glimpses of Dharna in Bangalore CGMT Office...

Keep the tempo and make it grand success tomorrow also.


Full Day Dharna on 06th and 07th Sep 2016
United Forum of BSNL Executives Associations consisting of SNEA, AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA launced organizational actions demanding
1) Implemenattion of stanadrd pay scales of E2, E3 replacing E1A and E2A
2) 30% Superannuation benefits to BSNL direct recruits
3) Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy.

All Circle / SSA / Branch Secretaries are requested to make all out preparations for the two days Dharna on 06th and 07th September. Ensure 100% participation on both days.

At Bangalore the programme will be at CGMT Office Halasur Bangalore


BGTD, Halasur Branch Meeting

BGTD,Halasur Branch Meeting was held on 1st Sept 2016. Com S B Nagavi, CS Com Govind Gudi COS, Com M H Gombi ACS, Com Balakrishna Aithal CVP ,Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO BG, Com Huliraj DP BGTD, Com R B Joshi, CEC member and Com Jayaparakash Javali DS BGTD have attended the meeting.

CS and ACS have spoken on the occasion and explained the on going issues at Circle and CHQ level and to make the 6th and 7th Sept 2016 Dharna programme a grand success. Com Huliraj DP has presided over the function and called upon the members to consolidate our strength further in the coming days. DS Com Javali updated the district level issues and on the recent meeting held with PGM BGTD.

Com Shivakumar, Com Ravikumar and Com Udaykumar have been elected as the Branch President, Branch Secretary and Branch Treasurer. Com Madhukar and Com Smt Harishri have been elected as the Executive members.

For the glimpses click here..



Com Nagarajaiah AGM (LA) Mobile Services Bangalore, expired on 28th Aug 2016 who was suffering from cancer; leaving behind his wife and two daughters. SNEA empresses its deep condolences and pray God to give strength to the bereaved family to bear the shock.


What SNEA CHQ says on SAB?. the much talked Superannuation benefit and What we have done so far and what we will.,..View..


Spectacular Road Show by Executives and Staff of Kolar SSA under the leadership of Respected Shri Janardhan Rao, Sr GM in additional charge of Kolar. The way SWAS programme is taken seriously and executed in all its dignity, with dress code, banners and above all leading from the front by the Sr GM who is holding additional charge. SNEA acknowledges and congratulates the great effort and movement of Kolar staff. Congratulations.... View Glimpses


Massive Dharna Programme at Bangalore (23rd Aug 2016)..

CS SNEA Com S B Nagavi, CS AIGETOA Com Sundar Raj and CS AIBSNLEA Com S K Hiremath spoke on the Dharna programme at Banglaore. Com Chandran from AIGETOA highlighted the detailed account of the struggles carried out by associations and requested the members to have the glance of detailed account published by SNEA in its web site and emphasized the need of the united and focused struggle on the issues and thanked all the associations for the united struggle

Glimpses of Dharna at Bangalore CGMT Office on 23rd Aug 2016By UF of Executives (SNEA, AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA) view....

Enmass Participate in Historic Lunch Hour Demonstration on 23rd Auguest 2016. For details View..


CSs of SNEA, AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA serve notice copy to CGMT Karntakta and Karnataka Circle UF decision to participate in the CHQ Programme. Make the programme a grand success. For letter click here...



Hassan District Conference was held at SARAYU Hotel. Com C Sanjay Kumar SDE STR Presided over the function. Com Maruthi Rathod, JTO, District Secretary presented the annual report and Com Udai Shanker, JTO, Treasurer presented the finance report. The conference was addressed by Com Sampath Kumar (NFTE), Com Parvataiah (SAWA) and Com Kantarajaiah, AO ( AIBSNLEA) and Shri Umesh DGM Hassan. Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO and Com Ramadas Ex DS Hassan have also addressed the conference.

The retired JTOs Com Ismail Pasha, and Com Bemmegowda were falicitated in the conrcernce.

CS Com S B Nagavi, explained the activities of the circle organization and the leading role taken by SNEA in resolving the critical issues with regard to stores and execution and particularly on the tough stand taken in ensuring the Rule 8 and intra circle request transfers in the cadre of JTOs. CS also elaborated the focused and strategic stand taken by the CHQ in the ongoing issues at CHQ level and called for making the united forums agitation programme (SNEA, AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA) to ensure E2, E3 scales, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and 30% SAB. CS also thanked Com Udai Shanker JTO for his donation of Rs.3001-00 to SNEA Karnataka

The function commenced with the invocation by Com Sheela, welcome by Com Raizwana Pathan and concluded with vote of thanks by Com Anitha.

Com Sanjay Kumar C, SDE, Com Maruti Rathod, JTO and Com B Tirumalesh, JTO have been unanimously elected as the District President, District Secretary and Distreict Treasurer respectively.

For glimpses of conference chick here.

SNEA Hubli Meets CGMT STR at Hubli on 13-08-2016


On Behalf of SNEA Hubli  S.P.Jagadale Dist Secretary Hubli, Bongale Treasurer and  S.A.Bellubbi CEC member  and SDEs mobile Service met GM and CGM STR on 13.08.2016Following are the highlights.

1.We thanked for excellent Support of STR to Hubli SSA.  
2.We highlighted the pending allocation of fibres and tapping for dark fibre Business and NOFN works for early approval . 
3. We also agreed to make Use of STR network in Most economical way.
4.We also expressed why we SSA  depend on STR network and need their help.             
5.We also expressed the problem of STR DXC of not switch over of Mobile traffic data in alternate path when there is break in One path.Link will be available but no traffic flow is observed.
6.Expressed the huge potential of dark Fibre business and need of early approval of fibre from STR. But GM STR expressed their difficulty to fulfill the same but as alternate of providing dark fibre he suggested that we can satisfy the need of cable TV operators by giving bandwidth which  we are having surplus bandwidth which is unused it can be alternate to dark fibre.It is easy to give bandwidth rather than Dark fibre.
7.Discussed Many mtce issues.  
8.We also expressed the problem of STR out door maintainance and scarcity of supporting staff.We suggested to take ITI and Diploma completed fresh students as apprentice which is economical and will be great help to mtce staff.
9. We also requested to consider request Transfers and giving priority to genuine cases of ladies ( Case of Smt U.B.Patil who is requested for Bangore on her genuine problem). Many of our ktk people working in AP STR if their requests are considered to ktk then scarcity of our ktk may resolve and long standing transfer can be avoided . 
Both GM and CGM STR acknowledged that It was very good discussion and appreciated our concern to the organisation . Encouraged us to have such discussion at different platforms for the betterment of the organisation.



SNEA CHQ published this small article in March 2016; just to get refreshed click here...


CS writes to Shir Ashok Aggarwal, GM Admn and HR protesting on the arbitrary orders of Circle Office regarding the consideration of the request transfers of the JTOs working in the non territorial circle to territorial circle and vice versa. For details click here...




Programme of United Forum of BSNL Executives:


In view of the refusal of the pay scale proposal by DoT, the further course of action was discussed between AIBSNLEA, SNEA and AIGETOA. The three associations have decided to launch immediate and hard trade union actions. United Forum of BSNL Executive Associations comprising SNEA, AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA  served notice for organizational actions protesting against the inordinate delay in implementation of


i) standard pay scales of E2 and E3 for JTO, SDE and equivalent cadres

ii) 30% superannuation benefit for BSNL Recruited Employees

iii) implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and first TBP


Click here for the notice served by United Forum of BSNL Executive Associations comprising SNEA, AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA



Inspiring Independence Day at Circle Office Bangalore:

Respected Shri R K Misraji, CGMT Rajastan hoisted the national Flag at Circle Office Bangalore. Shri R K Misraji and Shri P Nagaraju, CGMT KTK addressed the meeting thereafter. Shri Shenoy PGM and Shri Janardhana Rao Sr GM have also addressed on the marketing and operation subjects respectively. CS SNEA Com Nagavi and CS AIBSNLEA Com Hiremath also addressed. CS SNEA drawn the attention of the management on the burning issues of the field officers both on stores and labour issues.




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S B Nagavi, BSc, LLB
Circle Secretary

Contacts of CS
Cell: 9448010565
email: nagavisb@gmail.com