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In recognition of the SNEA works our members Com V V Madbhavi, AGM Circle Office Bangalore( Rs.5000-00) Com Shubhir JTO Madikeri (Rs.4000-00), Com Chandrashekar JTO STR CKBR (Rs.4000-00), Com Prashanth JTO CO BG (Rs.5000-00), Com Shreejith JTO Madikeri (Rs.5000-00), Com Makhani AGM Belgaum (Rs.5000-00), Com R Purushottam Kumar AGM BGTD (Rs.5000-00) and Com K G Aravalli SDE KWR (Rs.2222-00) have donated to the circle building fund. We are thankful to these comrades





Tremendous response and history created by Comrades of Karnataka Circle by 100% participation in the STRIKE on 21st April 2015. The official report is 96.6 % and it is due to ITS cadre attending the office as they are not part of the Forum..Congrats and thanks to all those who participated in the movement of SAVE BSNL..

Please repeat the same today..



CEC at Hubli on 5th and 6th April 2015:

Photos of CEC <<Click here>> ......... Photos of Seminar <<Click here>> CS report<<view>>

For media reports << view>>


The circle executive meeting of SNEA Karnataka is held at Hubli on 5th and 6th April 2015.The proceedings commenced with the invocation song by Shri Mokashi SDE. Com S P Jagadale DS Hubli welcomed the gathering. Com B S Venkateshmurthy Circle President presided over the meeting.The deliberations of the meeting were held in the Conference Hall of the SANCHAR COMPLEX, GM office Hubli on 5th from 0900 hours to 2100 hours. CS Com S B Nagavi and Com C R Suresh Kumar Circle Treasurer presented the CS REPORT ( For CS REPORT COPY Click here) and statement of accounts respectively for the period under review. The CS report and the accounts were approved by the house. Except Bidar, Gulbarga and Mandya all SSAs have represented the CEC. All District Secretaries have given detailed report of the SSA activities and held a thorough deliberations on all service matters particularly the hardships and the difficulties faced by the field units. The end resolution of the discussion was that the top management has failed to provide the alternative mechanisms; like AMC for power plants, AC units, Engine Alternators and proper labour work force to speedily attend the cable faults, emergent major cable breakdowns due to massive road development works by other agencies, the changed technological requirements and acute shortage of the support staff in the field being a real fact on board. The CEC urged to impress upon the CGMT and CHQ to come out with a permanent solution to these vital issues to ensure the quality of service and the unbearable work stress on the field officers. Every SSA has been facing the shortage of officers as well as support staff which is resulting into the poor service in the absence of alternative mechanisms. The issue of long stay transfer was also discussed at length. The CEC placed on record and appreciated the efforts of Circle Body in pressurizing the consideration of the request/ Rule 8 transfers in the cadre of the JTOs. Further it is resolved to pressurize the administration to consider the long pending request transfers since JTOs who are waiting to get their transfers even after 6 to 7 years of waiting. Unfortunately the Rule 8 transfers have totally been stopped and even the JTOs completing 10 years of service in the circle are still in the wait list. Even cases of compassionate and spouse category have also not been processed. It is resolved to pressurize the circle administration to approve rule 8 cases in a phased manner, if denied SNEA would be launching the organizational actions.In a similar lines the request transfer of DEs also needs to be considered. The circle office bearers, Com M S Hiremugadur ACS, Com M H Gombi ACS, Com Govind Gudi COS, Com Quraishi AS, Com A Savitha VP have also given their inputs to the house on various issues pertaining to the agenda. Com S A Bellubbi DE(LA) mobile services has given the detailed inputs on the philosophy to be followed in managing the GSM networks and watch and ward of the BTSs.

SEMINAR ON THE QUALITY OF SERVICE IN BSNL was held in the Municipal Employees Meeting hall on 6th April 2015 in a colorful environment with the excellent arrangement by Hubli comrades. Com W Sheshagiri Rao, Veteran leader, Com K Sebastin, General Secretry SNEA CHQ, Com Padmanabha Rao JSS CHQ, Com Pandurang Nayak AGS HQ, Shri R K Misraji CGMT Karnataka Circle, Shri Vivek Jaiswal GM Hulbli were the prominant speakers as the Guests of the meeting. The seminar commenced with the invocation song by Smt Rajani Gad. Com B S Venkateshmurthy Presided over the function and seminar. Com Jagadale DS Hubli welcomed the gathering and gave his specialsed address on the problems faced in the FTTH, transmission wing and the solutions to overcome the problems. He has delivered the written brief to our beloved CGMT on some important points in this regard. Com Munishakhar CWC member delivered his speech on the better maintenance of the CFA segment and elaborated the issues needed to be resolved urgently. Com Gopalkrishna DS Chikkamagaluru delivered his speech and explained as to how the GSM system can be improved by constant watch of the system and bring improvement using the various tools like optimisation, study of the traffic, data base and the optimum utilisation of the riggers etc., in the system. Com S B Nagavi CS in his key note address explained in detail about the vibrancy created by the present CGM Shri Misraji, how it helped in improving the KPS parameters like BTS uptime, improvemnet in the revenue of the circle and the reforms that have been took place. CS further explained the efforts; our field officers are taking and many of the adverse conditions that are big hurdles for our works to meet the expectations of CGMT. The non availability of the machanism for the repair of the Power Plnats, AC Units, Engine Alternators in many SSAs and the least or no interest shown by the SSA heads in this regard except crisis management. Only in Bangalore, the present PGM brought on a permanant solution to the issue of attending the cable faults and major breakdowns by a contract method of engaging the skilled/unskilled labours. But none of the other SSAs have taken any interest in solving this vital and very important issue; thereby paving the way for permanantly loosing our traditional asset of copper loops further leading poor landline and broad band services. On the contrary the hatch patch arrangements done in the field in the absence of a proper machanism has lead to increase in workload of the feild officers. CS categorically stated that uniform and proper alternate machanism only can pave the way for efficient cable network. Otherwise the superficial talk of retaining subscribers has no meaning at all. The need of the hour is that; the management has to come to the level of understanding the actual and ground realities and act on them. Even now we are in the habbit of manipulating the Fault records under the pressure of SSA heads and not revealing the true facts to the circle heads or in MIS reports and this is not going to really bring the QOS. CS quoted many facts and incidents where further improvement can be done if management also realises the difficulties on the ground and addresses them realistically and not superficially.

CGMT inturn while speaking and reacting to our deliberations suggested to hold such seminars frequently and involve the experts in specific areas of work so that the transformation of knowledge can to others in the field can be achieved and he firmly opined that in majority of cases people try to find reasons how to escape rather taking the issue/problems as a chanllange. Citing an incident, he explained that all GMs told him that they cannot do NOFN work as no HDPE pipes are available in Circle. CGMT simply ordered the GMs to finalise the tenders go ahead with digging work. By the time trenches were ready he could be able to get sufficient pipes from Tamilnadu, AP and Chennai on diversion and today we have completed 65% of the work while other circles are at 5 to 10% barring Kerala. To put it in his own words " Bahana Banana Chod Deejiye. Samassya ka hal apne aap nikal jayega". On some of the issues raised by CS he has assurred to take action like differant AMCs etc and he did not hesiate to appriciate and take the name of some SDEs like Shrinivasamurthy of Kolar, Shantala Shanbhag SDE Tumkur and also appriciated the works that have been done in Chikkamagaluru by Com Gopalakrishna and his team which was instrumental in increasing the revenue of Mobile segment from Rs.45 crores to 51 Crores due to the technical re-arragnements and addition of sites done by them. His follow up of OG/IC bar persuation cases, the rate of disconnection has been reduced by more than 50%. On the memorandum given by Shri Jagadale DS Hubli on FTTH and ttransmission issues CGMT categorically appriciated his initiation and courage and said this effort triggers the beginning to take appropriate actions to improve upon. On the issue raised by CS that still the managment is insisting for the hard records/files as well as ERP parallelly; CGMT has announced that no one should do any hard records pertaining to the works that are execcuted in ERP.

Com K Sebastin, General Secretary SNEA CHQ while addressing the open session has explained the issue relating to the cash flow, the loans taken for the development works and the money that has earned by such development works. GS also focussed on the Forum Strike Programme and appealed to make 21st and 22nd April 2015 strike 100% successful and 100% participation of each and every employee and executive.Then only way we can draw the attention of the DOT as well as the Government on the problems faced by us and the discrimination being forced on us by the vested interest who are in favour of the private operators is by making the agitation programme 100% success. SNEA is also on the agitation path in resepect of our cadre demands like standard pay scale etc.,

Our Joint Secretary South Com Padmnabha Rao, participating in the seminar told that the success of the ongoing agitation programme of the Joint Forum needs to be taken very seriously and all out effort must be made by the activists of SNEA in this regard.

Our beloved veteran leaders Com W Sheshagiri Rao, while addressing the gathering referred to the issue of transfers and told that while everyone is eager to send their children abroad for work, have no right to refuse transfer. If BSNL has to survive one has to take the work as well as transfer as a challange. Today we are the highest paid PSU employees. Everything is given to us by this company BSNL. If we do'nt take care of the company, the example of ITI, Hindustan Cables are before us. Even in this difficult days of compitition a better program than going on strike can be explored by the leadership.


Earlier Shri Vivek Jaiswal GM Hubli while appriciating the efforts of SNEA in holding this seminar and selecting this vital subject put his views and told that the communication with customer and our co-ordeal relation during the period of interruption will be of very of great help and the impression that we create in the mind of the customer is very important. If the customer feels that we are caring him he will wait for the days when we take time to restore his services. We have constraints, within such constraints we have make use of all available resources and ensure the restorations and aim at creating quality of service.

Com Hiremugadur Retired DGM(LA) and our ACS and Com Quraishi SDE(LA) retiring this month are falicitated by Comrades of Hubli in the OPEN SESSION.

Com B S Venkateshmurthy delivered his presidential address and appealed to all members to strive hard for the quality of service by adopting the advices given by the speakers and also taking personal interest by initiating the actions on each issue. Com Y R Bhajantri extended vote of thanks. The meeting was achored by Com Rajalakshmi Yavagal and Com S A Bellubbi. The seminar commenced at 1100 hours concluded at 1530 hours and was a great success.


Under the able leadership of Com S P Jagadale, comrades of Hubli have arranged the CEC in a grand way, very systematically and given new look and colour to the Open Session by making the members to wear the colouful torbouns and marching from GM office to the meeting hall in a procession. The sincere works done by Com Y R Bhajantri, Com S A Bellubbi, Com Bhongale, Com Ramesh Bandiwaddar, Com Rajalakshmi Yavagal, Com Delhi Babu, Com Guled, Com M S Hiremath are commendable and circle organisation is thankful to all comrades of Hubli for the succes of the CEC. For photos of Seminar Click here.. Photos of CEC Click here.


CS along with Com Shreedhar ACS and Com N V Bhat DS STR Bangalore met yesterday Shri K C Pande GMM STR Bangalore and discussed various issues including the considering the request transfers in the cadre of JTO/SDE/DEs in STR wing. CS explained that in Karnatka circle these processes are being implemented in a smooth way and for the last 10 years 100% request transfers in the cadre of SDEs and in a phased manner the transfers in the cadre of JTO/DEs are being done.SNEA reminded the administration that 2 years before the long stay SDEs of Hubli STR were transferred outside to accommodate the request transfers. As SDE of Karnataka circle working in Madikeri will get transfer immediately after completing 2 years but in the case of SDE of STR wing working in Madikeri will not get transfer even after completing 4 to 5 years of service. This discrimination is a great heart burn and needs to addressed immediately. Similar is the case with JTOs also. GM had expressed his seriousness of the issue and he will take all positive actions immediately in this connection to explore the possibility of following the procedure of Karnataka circle.



Com Shiddappa Pujar, SDE Marketing Bellary aged about 48 years had met with an accident last week and hospitalised in Bangalore has expired due to head injuries on 29th March 2014. He was our active member of Bellary SSA. He has left behind his wife Smt Pratima , two small children Kum Nayana 4th Std and Namana UKG. SNEA condones the untimely demise of Com Siddappa Pujar and pray God to give all strength to his family members to bear the loss and pain due to the untimely demise.


SDE request and long stay transfer orders issued. Total 40 SDEs (BGTD-20,CO BG-5,Mob BG- 6, Hubli 2 and Mysore 9) are ordered .. For orders click here... All request transfers of SDEs considered..

Quote of the Day

" If you kindle fire to your neighbors' house it catches your house also."


Circle office calls for the stay particulars of AGM/DEs working in Karnataka circle including their service in the non-executive cadre/STR/STP/QA service also. For letter click here , It may be recalled that last week the long stay list of JTOs is also called for by circle office.

CS along with DS CO Com Sadanand Makkannavar yesterday met SR GM Admn Shri Desarkar and demanded the consideration of request transfers of JTOs also. We have explained as to how the JTOs transfer can be considered, as in all preceding years we were able to effect many request transfer orders. We have also demanded the relieving of the DEs who are under transfer orders to other circles immediately as they are illegally occupying the DE posts in Karnataka Circle and Looking After orders are not being issued by circle office.


Hubli CEC NEWs:

All the District Secretaries, Circle Office Bearers, CEC members and CWC members are eligible to attend the CEC. The stay arrangement is done from the morning of 5th April to the evening of 6th April 2015. They are requested to fill the form mentioned their arrival and departure details in the below linked form. For online form click here..

News on Penal Interest by Banks:

We are getting complaints from all the SSAs that this is a common phenomenon in all Banks and unwarranted penal interest is lavied by Banks and our senior officer at the helm of Accounts Section is simply sleeping over it. In one case an officer who retired recently was made to pay a penal interest of Rs. 5033-00 because he was forced to bring the NOC from the Bank to clear retirement benefits. Comrades mail your loan statements to us. We are taking up these issues with Circle Finance. Unfortunately these officers in copllusion with some office bearers of one of the associations; simply involed in vindictive transfers and creating suffocating atmosphere throwing the trtansfer policy into dustbin.


Illegal recovery/claim of Penal Interest by Banks ( Under MOU with BSNL) for no fault of Employees who have availed various loans. SNEA takes up the case with PGM Finance, Circle Office Bangaluru.

CS writes " This act of the delay is not a STRAY incident but a regular feature and as and when this is asked to the concerned Officers of Accounts they plead that they are remitting it correctly.This sort of deliberate delay is detrimental to the CREDIT HISTORY of each and every employee who has availed the credit facility as per the MOUs of BSNL with various Banks. In the credit finance society the credit worthiness of each employee is being spoiled by BSNL for no fault of the employee. Now credit holder of BSNL MOU with various Banks, is a defaulter every month till he clears the entire loan and finally if he approaches any other Finance Institutions, he will be refused of any credit facility for no fault of him.We therefore request you to kindly get the STATEMENT OF LOAN RECOVERY in case of each employee from all the Banks and calculate the penal interest claimed by Bank/paid by the employee and arrange to refund the same to each employee who has been the victim of this unwarranted penal interest.Madam, we request you to take into cognizance that this is the hard earned money of each and every employee of your company. Had it been the case; really your team of officers including yourself would have reconciled/ rectified this lapse by this time because we are nowadays not doing these works manually but is 100% computerized. Hence we are not only justified in demanding the refund of this hard earned money but as a Finance head of this circle; your kindself is morally bound to pay it which is not impossible if you mind to take the much needed correct steps." For more please view here..

CS along with Com M S Hiremugadur ACS met Smt LRVM Rao, PGM Finance yesterday and strongly protested on the inaction of the accoutns section as a silent spectator on the above issue. Madam was kind enough to tell us that it is happening only with Canara Bank and not with other Banks. And she will immediately take action to reconcile it. But we are getting many complaints in repsect of other Banks also. We therefore call upon all the members affected to imeidately represent the matter to PGM Finance and also report to us. We will take up this matter strogly with the administration including the organisational actions in the matter for the recoupment of the wrongly recovered money.


We have once again protested on the BIASED ACTION OF PGM FINCENCE/ CIRLCE OFICE in continuing one of the Circle President of an executive association in the HR section of Accounts wing while circle office has taken certificates from various SSAs to ensure that no office bearer of any association/union is in the sensitive post like HR,Vig etc. This double standard of the circle office is highly condemembable and hence we demanded for an immediate ACTION IN THE MATTER.


Com C K Gundanna, CS BSNLEU, Com S B Nagavi CS SNEA and Com H Y Andeli AIBSNLEA have met on 11-03-2015 and discussed the situation due to the sudden and premature transfer of Shri R K Misraji and its impact on the future of the circle. As decided, further we have met CGMT Karnataka Shri R K Misraji and expressed our shock and requested him to put efforts to continue in the circle for some more years in the better interest of the circle. CGM expressed his opinion that he will follow the orders of the management and serve as per requirement of the company. He has also expressed his affection and love on the executives and non executives for putting their efforts in the development of the circle despite stiff competition and felt lucky to be working in a circle like Karnataka. Later we have further decided write to CMD and also appraise our CHQ to take up the matter for his retention in Karnataka in the better interest of the Circle.

CS SNEA writes to CMD requesting for the retention of Shri R K Misraji. For letter Click here..


CS along with Com Padmnabhachari Circle Area Secretary (ACE) and Com Ravishankar DS (ACE) today met Shri A K Agarwal Chief Engineer Electrical and discussed various issues. At the outset we have thanked him for all the positive and pro-active decisions taken to improve the maintenance of all Electrical related works, AMC and thereby paying the way for the smooth functioning of the Circle; otherwiese it was in a very bad shape some time back. We had detailed discussion on the USO sites as well as free cooling systems for BTS sites.The Looking After arrangement in the cadre of EE/SDE were also discussed in detail and CE assured to expedite the same and in accordance with the rules/proceedures. CE also assurred us that all request transfer issues will be considered favorably.


The combined list of SDEs (BGTD/MS/Circle Office/AT) as per the stay at Bangalore is published by Circle Office, to enable SDEs to inform mistakes if any .. For list click here..


Circle Executive Committee Meeting at HUBLI

It is proposed to hold the circle working committe meeting

at Hubli

on 5th and 6th of April 2015.

For CEC notice click here.. . The Circle Office Bearers, CEC/CWC members and the District Secretaries are requested to reserve the tickets and also get prepared on the issues as per agenda. The CGMT Karnataka, GM Hubli and the CHQ leaders will be invited for the Seminar Being conducted on various issues relating the BSNL services in the open session being held on the 6th April 2015. For details please contact Com S P Jagadale DS Hubli ( 949854799)


Attention of the DS/COB..

To rationalise the working strength of Executives, before March 2015 transfer orders the actual working strength will be taken into consideration. The working strength of the JTO/SDEs is published by CO as insistied by us so that it can be corrected before issue of the transfer orders of the SDEs during the end of March 2015. Please cross check the same and ensure that your SSA replies to CO immediately.. For letter click here..


The stand of SNEA is vindicated again!.....

It may be recalled that Smt C V Malathi Accounts Officer Corp Accounts Circle Office Bangalore was arbitrarily transferred violating the Transfer Policy. This issue was taken up by SNEA. While the administration assured to look into the issue; on the other hand relieved her when she was on medical leave by sending the relieving order by post to her RESIDENCE. This shocking act of the management compelled the association to approach Hon CAT Bangalore for jusitce having left with no other option. Hon CAT Bangalore has stayed both the Transfer as well as the Relieving orders issued by Circle Office. The stand taken by the association is Prima Facie vindicated by the Hon Tribunal. For the stay order of the Hon CAT click here.. For our letter click here..Thus SNEA was instrumental not only, bravely fighting for the cause of an innocent, sincere, honest and hard working lady officer of the circle ( Sanchar Seva Padak Awardee) but also stood solidly behind her when she was totally demoralised by the surprising act of the administration.

Take the case of Comrades Narain Nandakumar, Deepika Singhal, 13 JTO (promoted from TTA cadre), inclusion of the LDCE long stay SDEs case in the request transfer list and now the case of Smt Malathi AO. Let us not be surprised to see if tomorrow a writing on the wall stating that we have only got the result in the case of Smt Malathi AO also.

In this regard today CS along with Com Narain Nandakumar DS Kolar met PGM Finance Smt LRVM Rao and delivered the copy of the STAY ORDER and detailed her the compulsion created on us in the matter. We have once again made it clear that the BSNL CO policy has to be followed in long stay transfer and there is absolutely no room for any via media. We have also made our point clear that , as the postings in the recent promotions are given on as is where is basis some of them also fall in the transfer eligibility list and this needs to be look into to revise the list again.

We have expressed our strong protest for the inability of PGM Finance, to change the posting of Circle President of an Executive Association, holding the post of HR section of Accounts wing and not to compel us for the organisational action.

Comrades enough is enough. If Accounts Administraton is failing to take action by this week end, we will serve the organisational notice and the members have to GEAR UP for the same.


CS meets Shri R K Misraji CGMT Karnataka yesterday; along with Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO and Com Savitha Circle Vice President and discussed the difficulties faced by the executives and biased actions of some of the officers in the field and circle office. The case of vindictive transfer of Smt Malathi Accounts Officer Circle office and the case of arbitrary postponement of the TBU for having gone on maternity leave. The stand of the administration tentamounts an indirect punishment in gross violation of the women welfare measures and social security measures; enshrined in the Constitution of India and relavant provisions of rules. Availing maternity leave is treated as punishment by postponing the Time Bound Upgradation. CGMT assurred to look into the transfer case and will have discussion with PGM Finance. And DGM Staff Shri Chakrapani Adiga was immediately called and made over the case of Smt Sujata and instructed to immeidately process the case.


Gross violation of Transfer Policy by PGM Finance KTK:

The head of finance, Karnataka Circle, supposed to be role model for others in following the rules; deliberately violated and disrespected the rules of transfer policy issued by BSNL CO. CS today met Smt LRVM Rao, PGM and strongly protested the biased and partial attitude shown by her and requested her to review the whole issue comprehensively, with open mind and take a considered decision in the interest of the company and avoid unwarranted organizational actions in the matter. CS delivered the detailed letter addressed to CGMT Shri R K Misraji with copy to PGM Finance. The irony is Circle President of one of the Executive Association is heading and handling these transfer cases and this gross violation is allowed under his full knowledge or may be furthering their interest. Time and again we are protesting this posting as it is against the BSNL CO orders. For letter click here... Comrades, some GMs and other officers are trying to put all the blame only on the SDEs/JTOs who are working in the field that they are only responsible for the lapses and bad services in the company. GM Hubli now is trying to threaten of transfers. The management has miserably failed to provide us the required stores, man power and in the absence of a proper level playing platform simply harassing the executives in the name of transfer. We have to get organized to face attack of the superficial management. The meetings are going to be only one way traffic. No listening of the management regarding the difficulties of the field executives. We may have to take a call for the organizational action. Be prepared in this regard.


CS writes to CGMT Karnataka Shri R K Misraji, to issue proper instructions to implement the Looking After Arrangement in the cadre of EE Civil and Electrical wings, in accordance with the guidelines of the BSNL CO. For letter click here..


FR 22(1)(a)(1) fixation benefit to Offtg JTOs as well as regular JTOs officiated earlier: The list of Regular JTOs who are members of SNEA(I) and officiated earlier as JTOs before regularization and the TTAs continue to officiate as JTOs and associated with SNEA(I) may be submitted to CHQ by all Circles at the earliest with relevant details like name, HR No and SSA/Unit of working so that generalization of the court order can be further pursued with BSNL. Separate list of Regular JTOs who officiated earlier and the officiating JTOs with the Assn may be submitted.

In case management is not generalizing the judgment, Assn is decided to file separate case in the court to extend the benefits to all the regular JTOs who officiated earlier as well as the officiating JTOs.




Long Pending TBU of 13 JTOs ( Promoted from the cadre of TTAs) finally issued by circle office. It may be recalled that just for a clarification from the finance wing of the circle office; these cases were delayed for more than one year. Time and again this association continued to interact with the administration and written several letters on this issue. Click here for our letters <<22/05/2014>> <<30-09-2014>>,, Though the finance section is headed by one of the Circle President of the Executive Association, no reply appears to have come from them on the clarification. After one year and four months, the administration took decision to issue the promotion order for the pressure mounted by us on the administration. For orders click here..We are thankful to DGM Shri Chakrapani Adiga and Sr GM Admn HR Shri A K Desarkar for settling the long pending TBU issue.


Looking After Arrangement in the cadre of DE/AGM in Karnataka Circle:

CGMT Karnataka Circle issued instructions to immediately stop the unauthorized orders of DE looking after arrangements in SSAs. For orders click here... It may be recalled that this association has taken up this issue with the circle administration on the discrimination; forced on our comrades and forcing our member SDEs to look after the additional charges of SDE sections who are already over burdened and further threatening them of disciplinary actions if they refuse to take such additional charges but on the contrary leaving the declined SDEs free of job by giving them the unauthorized LA arrangements. This was very strongly objected to by SNEA both at SSA level and by us. We had detailed discussion several times with DGT Staff and Sr GM HR circle office. For our letter click here.. We request our DSs to ensure the instruction are strictly followed and also to take up case at SSA level for writing to circle office, if they require the Looking After DEs, so that we take up the matter with the circle office to issue such LOOKING AFTER orders to the eligible SDEs.


Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations:

Circle level FORUM meeting was held today at 1400 hours at BSNLEU Office.

Com Krishna Reddy CS NFTE BSNL has been unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Forum replacing the existing Chairman as per the convention followed by CHQ. Com C K Gundanna, CS BSNLEU will continue to be the Karnataka Circle Convenor. It was also decided in the meeting that Convenor (BSNLEU), Chiarman (NFTE BSNL) will be elected/nominated at SSA level in a similar fashion. With this decision, the clarity has been given by the Circle Forum and now all have to actively participate in the forthcoming programmes including the signature campaign.

Convention at Bangalore:

Com Venugopal, CHQ President AIBSNLEA, Com P Ashok Babu, CHQ Vice President BSNLEU, Com S S Gopalakrishnan CHQ Secretary NFTE BSNL, Com Padmanabha Rao, Joint Secretary South CHQ SNEA(I), Com Ganapathy President BSNL MS CHQ, Com Lakshman President AIGETOA CHQ and other leaders will be addressing the circle level convention at

Bengaluru on 10th Feb 2015 commencing from 1330 hours

at the Circle Office Auditorium.

All the District Secretaries, Circle Office Bearers, Active members and all the members of the neighbouring SSA like Hassan, Chickmaglur, Mysore, Mandya, Tumkur, Kolar etc., are requested to attend in large number and get updated as to why we are on the programme of SAVE BSNL and on agitation.



CS writes to CGMT Karnataka Shri R K Misraji, to issue DE looking after arrangments and to stop the unauthorised giving of DE charge to DECLINED executives. For letter click here.. It may be recalled that this circumstance was faced by the JTOs during LDCE promotions, circle office was prompt in ensuring that the declined JTOs could not get the LA for a period one year and juniors were given the LA charge by circle office order.


Karnataka Circle SDE Vacancy particulars:

Sanctioned (1787), Working (1022), Deputation to DOT (10) and Clear vacancy (755). This information is passed on to CHQ by CS Karnataka..


JTO to SDE Promotion:

Sending of APARs from Karnataka Circle: The fresh requirement of APARs of JTOs for Year of Recruitment for the year upto 2001 (1998 to 2001) in case of OC/SC and upto the YOR 2005 in case of ST candidates; total 407 APARs have been dispatched by air to BSNL CO today by CGMT Karnataka. Only two APARs yet to be received one from Shimoga and other from Gulbarga. These APARs with screening report will be personally made over to BSNL CO by AGM staff on 5th and 6th Feb 2015. Though there was delay in receiving the CRs from BGTD; circle office has took special interest in screening all the CRs and are able to complete the work in a short period.

We are thankful to Shri Shanbhog AGM HRD, Shri Gopinath AGM Staff and Shri Chakrapani Adiga DGM Staff and HR for their special interest and sending the CRs/screening reports on time.


District Conference of Bidar:

The District Conference of Bidar SSA was held on 22-01-2015, the following have been elected as the Office bearers for the year 2014-2015. Com K Bakkappa SDE District President, Com Sundar Sharanappa DE, District Secretary and Com Ashok Kumar AO as Treasurer. The circle organization extends full co-operation to the newly elected body.


SNEA PAYS ONE LAKH WELFARE FUND to the member expired during service. Accordingly the welfare fund to the following deceased members is distributed to the nominees through cheque.

1. Late Com H K Paneendra ( Nom.. Smt N Mamatha, Tumkur)

2. Late Com P G Joshi ( Nom.. Smt Vidhya P Joshi, Hubli)

3. Late Com Narayan U Hegde (Nom.. Smt Rekha Hegde, Bangalore)

4. Late Com L N Lakkumane ( Nom.. Sharavathi, Karwar)


Com M S Hiremugadur DGM (LA) BGTD retires and superannuated on 31-01-2015:

The most popular and non-contravarcial person and above all a Great Human Being retires from the services of BSNL on 31st of this month. The great services he has rendered to this organization especially as the circle office bearer (ACS) for the last 6 years needs to be remembered and acknowledged by SNEA. When I (CS) took over the charge of circle secretary in 2008, new to Bangalore and the difficult situations I had faced in the initial stage; a friend in need and of great help was the then District Secretary SNEA BGTD; it is none other than Com Hiremugadur. The politeness, temperament, diplomacy, concern about the feelings of others, if one has to learn from anybody, the best person to be approached is Com Hiremugadur. Of course, he also had difficult times, even in association works but worked with so much dedication and integrity; facing all such humility with his great quality of endurance and wishing the best for each and every one; even to those who didn't like him. Another name for humane approach is Hiremugadur. Starting his career as Technician, reached the post of DGM. On the organization front, worked as DS Hubli, DS BGTD, ACS most effectively and I am confident that he will continue to serve our organization in future also.

We wish him all the very best retired life.



The stand of SNEA is vindicated again.



The 5 SDEs' names ( LDCE promotion and transfer cases ) are included in the request transfer list at Sl. No.35 to 39 of part B. For circle office letter click here. This is in response to our letter addressed to CGMT ( for letter click here ) and detailed discussion had with Sr GM Shri Desarkar and the DGM Staff Shri Chakrapani Adiga. We are thankful for the positive stand taken in this regard. The last date for the request transfer is also extnded again in this letter upto 29-01-2015.


The very seriously fought issue of JTOs transfer is finally implimented. Com Deepika Singhal JTO Kolar is relieved and reported at Bangalore Circle office. We had uploaded a detailed updates on this issue and others wrote on the wall. We are pursuing with admnistration for the relieving of Com Balagandhi JTO Maandya to Kolar.


We have achieved one more request transfer of Smt Jijila C H, JTO Tumkur to Bangalore CO. In all in the current year we are able to ensure 19 request transfers of JTOs ( as against 20 LDCE incumbants). And this has happened due to the constant pursuation with the administration. Let members decide who had pursued these cases.


We have very strongly protested the untimely transfer of a JTO from Mandya to Gulbarga in the public interest without any base. This issue was very seriously dealt with by SNEA. SNEA had series discussions on the issue in detail with the GM in charge of Mandya Shri Janaradhan Rao and appraised him of the ground reality and later discussed the matter with SR GM Admn/DGM Staff circle office and recorded our strong protest. In the mean time the concerned JTO gave request to Tumkur. Accordingly we have further discussed the matter with circle administration to consider his request. We are thankful for the positive action taken by the administration. The said JTO's transfer order is modified from Gulgarga to Tumkur.



CS writes to Shri R K Misraji CGMT KTK, to treat all the interest of service transfer cases on far ( to include LDCE candidates who have been transferred in the March 2013) in the proposed SDE transfers in the month of March 2015 to avoid discrimination and litigations. For letter Click here..


CS Com S B Nagavi along with Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO met Sr GM Admn yesterday and discussed the following issues in detail. (1) Transfer of SDE(LO) from Mandya to Gulbarga in the middle of the acamadic year. Sr GM informed that it was done on the recommendation of the GM in charge of Mandya. Mandya is a TDM headquarter. On enquiry to TDM, he informed us that he is not aware of the GMs' recommendation and in fact he has not sent any such report to GM. We have strongly protested the untimely and vindictive action of the administration. GM assurred to look into. (2) Pick and choose transfers in circle office. We have strongly protested the transfer of a particular SDE on the basis Post tenure, in the absence of rules. SR GM was under the impression that it is a sensitive post. With the latest circular we have updated him that the said transfer is voilative of the latest circular. (3) Relieving of JTOs under request transfer orders Case of Com Deepika Singal JTO Kolar and Com Balagandhi JTO Mandya. Sr GM assurred to take immediate action. (4) Time Bound Upgradation Case of Com Sujatha SDE CO BG. GM assurred to look into. (5) Posting of DS/President of Association to sensitive posts. Favoured postings are given to one particular association especially in Staff/HR Section, Welfare Section etc., and with important sections these SDEs/DGMs further their organisational actions. We have strongly protested the action of the administration. (6) Improper application of the cut off date in respect of long stay transfers. We have made it clear that the cut off date must be applicable to all the SDEs who were earlier transfeerred in the interest of service otherwise it will be discriminative and will lead for litigation.(7) TBU of 13 JTOs ( TTA to JTO promoted cases) pending since 1-10-1013 just for the clarification from Accounts Section of Circle Office. Sr GM assurred to look into. (8) Forwarding of deputation aplications of JTOs to corporate office. Sr GM stated that due to shortage in Karnataka Circle we are not forwarding such applications.

On 15-1-2015 also all these issues were discussed with the Sr GM. Com Govind Gudi COS, Com Savitha CVP and Circle Secretary SEWA Com Shivalingappa, Com Mahadev have also attended the meeting. From administration side Shri Chakrapani Adiga DGM was also present.

General Secretary  is bereaved with heavy heart and grief we inform our comrades that our beloved  GS lost his father at 18.00 hrs of 20-01-2015. We all join him in mourning death of his father and convey our sincere heartfelt condolences to him and his family. We also pray to the almighty to give him and his family members great strength and courage to meet this tragedy. Funeral will be on 22-01-2015 at 03.00PM at Payyannur / Cannanore District / Kerala State.


CS reported for duty on 12-01-2015 and was busy with all the pending union works of meeting various officers on many of our pending issues and hence could not update the website. The details of all these meetings will be updated shortly..


SNEA Karnataka will be participating in the 3 days Dharna commencing from 6th Jan 2015 at all SSAs, BGTD and at Circle office as per the call of the CHQ and Forum. All members and activists to take active part in the programme to SAVE BSNL.


Diary 2015 is being printed by SNEA Karnataka, with all the details of the telephone numbers of Circle Office, STP, STR, Data Network (NOC) and all important numbers of the SSAs. It will include all the technical and staff related inormations as well as extra blank pages for the notes of field officers. The following comrades have been nominated as the committee members.

Com B Ramesh DS BGTD, President

Com Govind Gudi COS, Vice President

Com Sadanand Makkannavar, DS CO, Secretary and Co-ordinator

Com Lokesh, Member

Com K N Muralaidhar, Member

In this connection last week CS had met GM Operation/MM as well as CGMT Shri R K Misraji and discussed in detail and the administration has decided to re-imburse the cost of the diary as it was done during the last year.

CS Com S B Nagavi today met AGM Staff Circle Office Shri Gopinathan for having included the name of Com Soppimath in the less than 2 years transfer case. Both the case of Com Soppimath and Honnyal were considered and the transfer orders have been issues by the circle office on 12-12-2014 for all the cases of less than two years in the cadre of AGMs. It may be recalled that this association has took serious objection when the name of Com Soppimath was not there in the proposal moved earlier.


District Conference of Karwar SSA:

The district conference of Karwar SSA was held at HOTEL VAIBHAV, KUMTA on 30-11-2014. Circle Secretary Com S B Nagavi attended and addressed the conference both on organisational issues and the activities of the Circle/CHQ. CS explained how Circle organisation could achieve the transfers and relieving of Com Pai and Kamath and also in ensuring the request transfer of Com Shubhir JTO from Karwar to Madikeri. DS Com M A Ansari presented the DS report and DT Com P S Bhat presented the statement of accounts. The house discussed the various issues relating to Karwar SSA particularly more than one transfer order in case of one official leading to many doughts of irregularity particularly huge transfer grants being drained out and to take appropriate steps from the association to control this activitity. Com M S Madivalar an active member of SNEA was falicitated on his recent superannuation retirement. Com Puranik, retired SDE, our Ex CWC member has also graced the occasion and addressed the gathering on organisational matters.

Com M J Patagar, Com V A Kamath and Com P S Bhat were unanimously elected as the District President, District Secretary and the District Treasurer respectively.

Glimpses of Karwar District Conference <<view>>

CS Com S B Nagavi visited Mangaloare on 1-12-2014 and met GM Mangalore Shri Mishra along with Com Muralidhar DS and Com Chandrahas Ullal CWC member and discussed various issues. The meeting lasted for 2 hours and the difficulties experienced in the executin of works in the circumstances of shortage of stores, non availability of micro SIM cards etc., were discussed.


Executives' of Public Sector, Public Sector Banks, Power Sector and BEL, BHEL, BEML etc., will meet at


Anand Rao Circle,

Majestic Bangalore

on 22-11-2014 at 1430 hours

to discuss on the vital issues which are affecting the survival of these National Assets and the 3rd Wage Revision Committee Demand. National leaders of the Public Sector Executive Association will address the gathering. As associate of NCOA, SNEA Karnataka is also taking active part in the programme. All members, Circle Office Bearers, District Office Bearers, District Secretaries, Branch Secretaries of BGTD, STR, STP, DATA and other active members are requested to attend the meeting and get updated on these issues.


CS today met Sr GM Admn and HR Shri Desarkar and discussed on the repuest transfer of the DEs having less than 2 years of service to their request places. The deliberate delay in forwardning the applications by SSAs was also strongly objected to by us. It was confirmed by DGM Staff Shri Chakrapani Adiga (who was also present in the meeting ) that the case of Com Soppimath is also now being included in the proposed list of considerations. We have made it clear that as per the understanding with the Executive Associations, these cases are being considered by the administration for the last 6 years and hence disconitnuing them will be incorrect and highly provocative and it will not in any way disturb the working of the SSAs; as LO arrangement is being done in such cases. Moreover most of these comrades like Soppimath, Honnyal have already worked outside their SSA on long stay transfers and were again forced to go out of their division due to the their promotions and non availability of vacancies at the time of their promotion in Hubli SSA. Finally GM agreed to process the cases.


Com V V Madbhavi, AGM Circle Office Bangalore has donated Rs.5,000-00 towards Building Fund. We thank Com Madhbhavi for this kind guesture..



We are further thankful to CHQ, Com G L Jogi and Com K Sebastin for their successful efforts in getting the modification in the posting orders of (1) Com Dr Naveenchandra ( DKTD) to ITPCand (2) Com C I Morab (BGTD) to BSNL CO on their promotions.


Building Fund...

In recognition of the SNEA works our members Com Shubhir JTO Madikeri (Rs.4000-00), Com Chandrashekar JTO STR CKBR (Rs.4000-00), Com Prashanth JTO CO BG (Rs.5000-00, Com Shreejith JTO Madikeri (Rs.5000-00), Com Makhani AGM Belgaum (Rs.5000-00), Com R Purushottam Kumar AGM BGTD (Rs.5000-00) and Com K G Aravalli SDE KWR (Rs.2222-00) have donated to the circle building fund. We are thankful to these comrades. Your strong belief in this organisation makes us to march forward for the betterment of the executives and strengthens it further. Thank you all...

Attention of DSs...

WE sre still to receive the Diary 2014 - balance payments from few SSAs. Kindly pay it immediately. We have to start the work of Diary 2015.

BSNL Has to Grow!....

"BSNL has to grow at any cost and its growth is critical from a national perspective".... to know more click here... To know full text of our CHQ letter click here..


Achievement is a continous journey without any halt, but if halted in the middle then it is like NOKIA...an Article by Shri Vishweshwar Bhat, Leading Kannada journalist and writer; worth reading..View here..

JTOs Joining SNEA....

A meeting was organized by SNEA(I), Bathinda SSA, Punjab to welcome the 18 BSNL direct rect JTOs who have joined SNEA(I) and the recently promoted JTOs from TTA. All the 25 JTOs recently promoted from TTA joined SNEA(I). Now 90 Executives out of 115 are members of SNEA(I).The meeting was addressed by Com Amarjith Sing, CS/Punjab and other leaders.


CS Com S B Nagavi, on 29-102014 met CGMT Karnataka Shri R K Misraji and discussed various issues connected with the service and staff matters.

    (1) Rule 8 transfers of JTOs: CGM informed us that in the present circumstances of acute shortage of the cadre, it is not administratively possible to consider the rule 8 transfers. We have made our point clear that- we are not demanding 100% clearing of the WL but it can at least be done in a phased manner. Total denial of the transfers is against the HR policies also. JTOs are waiting for more than 10 years and some have cases like their family members have serious health problems like cancer, cases of joining spouse. This anomalous condition does not exist anywhere in other departments and even in other circles. However, finally CGM assured to look into the cases. (2) Posting orders of the retention promoted DEs. CGM informed orders are being issued. (3) Maintenance of Staff Quarters: We have explained the pathetic situations of the poor maintenance of the staff quarters in Bangalore. CGM assured to issue instructions to the concerned authorities. (4) TBU up gradations (JTOs) of the pending cases pertaining to circle office accounts clarification: CGM informed that already given direction to the section to put up the details based on SNEA letter addressed to CGM.(5) 3G/GPRS facility to field officers to enable the officers to serve the customers better and also for smooth maintenance: We have also raised the issue of the disconnection of service numbers having the BB facility. CGMT informed that out of 1073 BB phones still 958 are retained and only 115 connections were disconnected with the BB which was not in actual use. Regarding GPRS, CGM informed  that today our DATA traffic has jumped from 105 TB to 406 TB and we are in need of more NODE B. The traffic of data is over loaded. However if the proposal comes from the controlling officers he will definitely approve them on need basis. (6) Providing of free coolers to BTSs: We have informed CGM that the wind chimneys which are provided on experimental basis are working satisfactorily and hence wherever possible these units be installed to save money. Going in for the battery operated units will again create problems in the field as already we are suffering with the issues of Battery/PP. CGM informed that already clearance is given for 1000 units and the details may be discussed with the CE Electrical. (7) Disconnection of BB connections especially in Bangalore: CGM reminded of the reply he has given to our letter on this issue, and once again re-iterated the necessity of the field officers to understand the ground reality. The stiff competition is not the only reason but it is our bad service which is contributing to the massive disconnections. CGM quoted “In my inspection I have found subscribers willing to continue with BSNL service provided it works. Still our MTTR is 30 to 40 hours and in these competitive circumstances we cannot continue like this”. The reply of CGM on our letter in this regard can be viewed here. The discussion lasted for more than one hour.



    We are thankful to CHQ, Com G L Jogi and Com K Sebastin for their successful efforts in getting retention of (1) Com R Purushotam Kumar (2) Com V V Madbhavi (3) Com M V Vijayalakshmi in Karnataka and also for the modification in the posting orders of (4) Com P Himaya Rani to AP and (5) Com V Sheela to Kerala. We are still persuing the pending genuine cases with CHQ..



    Com N R Sathish, SDE working in North East had expired due to massive heart attack on 27th Oct 2014. He was our active member of BGTD and had gone on request transfer to NE. He has left behind his wife, two small children and parents. SNEA condones the untimely demise of Com Sathish and pray God to give all strength to his family members to bear the loss and pain due to the untimely demise.



    Huge gathering of SNEA members at Bangalore:

    CHQ President Com G L Jogi has addressed a huge gathering of SNEA BGTD at the conference hall of PGM Office, CTO Building Bangalore on 20-10-2014. Our CHQ leader emphasized the need of the BSNL Executives and non executives to focus on the viabilities of the company and the adverse impacts of the formation of BBNL-its aim at giving services of BB and leased ccts, adverse effects implementation of the Delloitte recommendations, non refund of the Rs.7000 Crores of the BWA spectrum by Government, absence of any new projects to counter the 4G services, Reliance JIOs massive BB networks expansion, Non availability of the regular CMD, Director Finance and Director HR for BSNL. The total absence of the HR policies in BSNL, total demoralization of the young BSNL recruited JTOs, non resolution of the basic HR issues. The address was an eye opener for the members of SNEA to update themselves and get ready for the future struggles.

    Com Pandurang Nayak AGS spoke and explained on the need of the unity of the executives especially our young executives of BSNL so that our basic demands of Standard pay scale, 30% superannuation benefits can be forced on the management for early settlement and its implementation.

    Com W Sheshagiri Rao, Veteran leader and founder of SNEA and Com P Gangadhara Rao, Pensioners Association leader have graced the occasion. Com Sheshagiri Rao appealed the members to work towards the growth of the company.

    Com K Ashok Rao, President NCOA was kind enough to address us on this occasion with a short notice. He has appealed to the executives of this organization to get involved in the UNITY OF ALL PUBLIC SECTOR EXECUTIVES' AND THE OFFICERS' OF BANKING sector. There is a direct hit on the existence and progress of all PSUs' which is evident from the policies and approach of the various Governments including the present NDA led government.

    Com S B Nagavi Circle Secretary brought to the notice of the audience that it is only BSNL which could give services to the citizens of the country in the circumstances of the natural calamities. Even in the recent HUD HUD, Hon CM of AP Shri Chandrababu Naidu, appreciated the Executives and Employees of BSNL AP for their tremendous efforts in restoring the telecom services within shortest time. Private operators are here to invest and earn profit but BSNL has its social commitment.

    Com Y B Thippesh Ex GS/AIGETOA, Com R C Vasant Kumar Ex CS/AIGETOA Karnataka, Com Santosh Gowda Ex AGS/AIGETOA and Ex CS/AIGETOA Punjab, Com Rajkumar and all their followers have joined this mighty organization in the presence of our CHQ President Com G L Jogi.

    Com Thippesh in his address declared that he along with many of his friends in Bangalore have joined SNEA to strengthen an organization which is fighting for the upliftment of the basic executive cadre (JTO). He has acknowledged the motivation and the support he received by Com Jogi, when he was moving with him in the United Forum of Executives while finalizing the BSNL MSRR's and will feel proud of working under the umbrella of SNEA.

    Com Santosh Gowda, SDE from NOC Bangalore in his address cautioned that need of hour is the united struggle to achieve the goals of BSNL as well as the executives in general.

    Com Jogi, Com Virupakshaiah Retired AGM BGTD Com Mallenahalli Retired SDE BGTD and Com Vijayakumar Retired SDE BGTD were falicitated on this occasionon their superannuation retirements

    Com B Ramesh DS BGTD welcomed the gathering, Com K Muralidhar extended Vote of thanks and Com Smt Rama anchored the programme. <<Bangalore photos view here>>


    Meeting at Kolar on 21-10-2014:


    The General Body Meeting of the SNEA Kolar was held at District Co-operative Union Hall Kolar under the Presidentship of Com Sheshagiri Rao, SDE STR Kolar.

    Com G L Jogi, our beloved CHQ President attended the GB. The young comrades of Kolar SNEA welcomed the leaders with garlanding and then we met DGM Kolar Smt Nirmala and held informal discussions including the protections of our valuable equipments like Battery and Feeder cable etc., which are now being stolen due to no proper watch and ward and the defective policy of the BSNL Kolar.

    In the AGB Com Jogi, in his address elaborated the successes of this organization and the road map that we have prepared right now. The need of settling the issues like standard Pay Scales, the anomaly of wages w.r.to 2007 and 2008 batches, 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited Executives as well as the non- executives. He has made it clear that today we are focusing on these major issues and if needed we will launch the 2nd phase of our agitation very shortly and appealed the members to get strongly prepared for the struggle. The other issues like regularization of the TTA officiating JTOs and other cadre issues were discussed in the meeting.

    Com Pandurang Nayak AGS has narrated the need of the polarization of the Executives into a single association which truly supports the demands of JTOs and their social welfare and security even after retirement. This is truly proved in case of the DOT absorbees by one and only association that is SNEA. It is only SNEA which struggles at their work centers like BSNLCO, Circle Office and SSA headquarters and not at JANTAR MANTAR. In the ongoing verification the struggle is for the 2nd union recognition and everyone knows who is going to be the majority executive association.

    Com Thippesh, an active trade unionist, after joining SNEA at Bangalore on 20th Oct, has also attended our Kolar meeting and explained his experiences in KGF when he was JTO there and how it made him a leader of workers and executives. He once again re-affirmed his views as to why he is now joining SNEA and appreciated all Kolar comrades for re-building the organization in Kolar as a huge majority association and now they are safe under the umbrella of SNEA.

    Com S P Jagadale DS Hubli, being a special invitee appreciated the brave fight of Com Narain Nandakumar and his team of SNEA members in opposing the vindictive attitude of some officers in Kolar and was delighted to see the young brigades of SNEA in Kolar.

    Com Nagavi CS in his address explained the works that he has done in getting request transfer of 16 JTOs and there after another 2 transfers including the transfer of Com Deepika. In the meantime Com Shrinivasulu and Com Suresh Babu got up in the meeting reminded CS, that with your (CS SNEA KTK) sustained efforts only they have got their transfer orders issued last year, got relieved from Chickmaglur on the efforts of DS CKG and thanked the CS at that momnet, interrupting him in his speech. Com CS further reminded that now we are focusing on the Rule 8 transfers and if required we have to go on organizational actions.

    Com Deepika Singhal welcomed the gathering. She in her speech once again criticized the cheap way of taking credit by other Associations without actually doing any work and said that only SNEA can resolve the issues whether it is at SSA, Circle or CHQ levels.

    Com Munishekar our youngest CWC member (2008 Batch JTO) gave a brief account of the re-birth of SNEA in Kolar and acknowledged the untiring efforts of the circle organization and the CS Com Nagavi in particular during the difficult days of Direct Recruits in Kolar and the step motherly treatment vetted on them in those days. Today because of organized SNEA in Kolar all its members are getting the due repsects and inturn due to the tireless works of these young JTOs in the field units, Kolar is also getting its performance recognized.

    Com Narian Nandakumar, DS Kolar gave a brief report of the activities of Kolar branch and thanked the circle and CHQ for their support in running the Organisation in Kolar.

    Com Narain Narain thanked all and particularly Com Rajappa DS BSNLEU and Com Krishna Reddy DS NFTE-BSNL for attending the function and also for their moral support in our struggles.

    << Kolar photos view here>>


    District Conference of ACE Division Karnataka Circle Bangalore held on 11-10-2014:

    The District Conference of ACE Division Karnataka Circle Bangalore was held on 11-10-2014 at SNEA Bhavan Sahakar Nagar Bangalore. More than 50 members from differnant parts of Karnataka have attended the conference.

    Com Ravishankar SDE Civil Presided over the function.

    CHQ leader Com Chgandrashekar, ACS in charge of the civil, electrical and architecture wings has attended the conference and in his address in detail explained all the issues relating to the civil electrical comrades including the issues of the notional pay scale of JTOs on far with JAOs and also the matters relating to the RRs of EEs.

    DS Com Padmanabhachari in his DS report explained the efforts of SNEA and the sustained pursuation of the Circle Secretary Com S B Nagavi and his team in settling the very complex issues relating to ACE branch. When the Electrical Divison was biased and hostile in the issue of transfers of JTOs, the efforts of circle in their resolution was appriciated by the DS.

    Com Unnikrishnan Superintending Engineer Electrical Kerala also addressed and expained how the wrong policies of the managment are spoiling the smoooth functions of the BSNL wings.

    CS Com Nagavi expressed his happiness in working with the ACE branch and their systematic approach in solving the local issues partricularly the commendable internal understanding and the confidence among the members.

    Com M S Hiremugadur, Com M H Gombi, ACS and Com B Ramesh DS BGTD, have also addressed and greeted for the success of the conference.

    Com M V Padmanabhachari JTO Elec , Com M Ravishankar SDE Civil Shimoga and Com K Shridhar JTO Civil have been unanimously elected as the President, Divisional Secretary and the Treasurer respectively. <<Arch Civil Elec (ACE) Conf photos view here>>



    Our beloved leader

    Com G L Jogi

    CHQ President SNEA(I)

    will be addressing the executives

    on 20-10-2014 at 15 hours

    in the Auditorium of Telephone House (CTO) building Bangalaore.

    All the members of SNEA BGTD, Circle Office, STR, STP, Data Centre, QA and other Executives of Bangalore, comrades of neighbouring SSAs are invited for the meeting.

    Com Jogi Sir, will also address the meeting at Kolar on 21st Oct 2014.


    CS met Sr GM HR and DGM Staff and held discussions on the issue of relieving of the JTOs under reqeust transfer orders and also to re-consider our reqeust of considering the rule 8 transfers which has been raised by us since May 2014 in the background of the new incumbant LICE Jto trainees who have now been reported as the JTOs after completing their filed training. Sr GM and DGM assurred to take action to get relieved the JTOs under transfer orders. Regarding the Rule 8 transfers, the management is still trying to show the shortage as an issue.

    Further, we have made our stand very clear that in posting JTOs to the NGSN Branch also, the JTOs who are in the WL for transfer to Bangaloare only must be considered and any pick and choose transfer will be protested by SNEA.


    CS writes to CGMT Karnataka Shri R K Misraji once again for consideration of the Rule 8 transfers on 13-10-2014 in the cadre of JTOs. For the letter click here. It may be recalled that SNEA had taken up this issue in the month of May 2014. ( For 21-5-2014 letter click here) We have discussed the issue of both intra circle and Rule 8 transfers; administration had considered the intra circletransfers but administarion has categorically denied to consider the Rule 8 cases citing the reasons of shortage of JTOs in Karnataka Circle. But how long these JTOs can wait ? That too even after serving for more than 13-14 years in Karnataka these JTOs have deprived of joining their family/spouse. We have been rising the issue time again but the management being tough on the issue, we may have to resort to organisational action if needed in this regard. Hence comrades get ready for the organisational actions on this and several other issues we need to take up..


    Success has many fathers...

    Without any effort and for cheap publicity and popularity associations have started claiming credit for the cases vigoursly fought by SNEA Karnataka..

    The request transfer of Com Deepika Singhal JTO Kolar was excluded by circle office in the recent 16 request transfer orders issued in July 2014; for the mistake of Kolar Administration though she had given her request application on time. You can also guess who are behind this conspiracy to delay her application to be forwarded to Circle Office. This issue was taken up by SNEA on 21-08-2014 by writing to Shri R K Misraji CGMT with all the relavant records and how she was deprived of her transfer. To see letter click here.. Even the second application given by said JTO on 3-11-2011 was forwarded to circle office on 22-3-2012 again after a lapse of more than 4 months. To Confirm our statement click here.. Several rounds of meetings with DGM staff and Sr GM Admn have been held which has been uploaded in our web site at various dates. When the administration was convinced that due to the incorrect stand taken by the Kolar Administration she could not be in the consideration zone of request transfers. Her WL number is changed accordingly from 26 to 13(a). It is only at this juncture these two transfers have materialised. In the interest of justice and fairness and to avoid discrimination forced on the said JTO, Aministration was kind to take a decision to trasnfer Com Deepika Singhal to Bangalore . This created a vacancy in Kolar. We have also demanded one incoming transfer to Kolar can be considered who is senior in the WL. This is how the transfer of Shri Bala Gandhi JTO Mandya, who was next senior in the request to Kolar was also considered. To view transfer orderds click here<<Deepika>><<Bala Gandhi>>..To view the request register click here..

    To know those two who are claiming success of these transfers click here..<<1>> and <<2>>

    Comrades the TBU of the young JTOs are lingering for more than one year for a clarification from circle office accounts section which were pursued by us, got orders issued and still some cases are pending. << See here>>. It is SNEA which is pursuing them even till today. One of the Circle Office bearer of an executive association is heading these assignments. To keep pendning for years together is their achievement ???

    Comrades please decide who are the true persons due for credit. It is the Sr GM Admn Shri A K Desarkar and DGM Staff Shri Chakrapani Adiga and our beloved CGMT who have taken decision to correct the mistake and elinimate conspiracy deserve the credit. The above documents also explore who are to be blamed and fixed.

    Still you want to know the truth from the stake holder Com Deepika Singhal then click here...

    We leave it to the members and educated executives to decide who has done efforts, who is sincere and who has stolen the carbon sheet from the dustbin of the table from where the order is typed...


    Our Beloved GS Com Sebastin and AGS Com Pandurang Nayak visited Mandya, Mysore, Madikeri, Mangalore, Chickmaglur and Hassan on the organisational tour and addressed huge gathering of the executives at all these places. Com S B Nagavi, CS and Com Sureshkimar CT accompanied the leaders. Com B S Venkateshmurthy Circle President attended Mandya, Mysore, Chickmaglur and Hassan Meetings. In all the SSAs the response of the members was tremendous and huge gatherings of executives were witnessed at all these places. Members acknowledged,appriciated the true leadership of our beloved GS for his tremonudous courage and determination shown in resolving issues, for his action of taking up the real and genuine issues like Standard Pay Sclaes, Parity of wages, 30% superannuation, uniform TBU after 4 years in the first time bound upgradation which are really long pending. His indefinate fast at BSNL CO for 87 hours was recognised be each member as the leader in the front line and pledged to support any CHQ call given in the future.The detailed report of the tour will be published shortly.

    For glimpses of the meetings view..

    << Mangalore>>, <<Mysore>> , << Madikerei>>, <<Chickmaglur >>, << Hassan>>, << Mandya>>

    As the General Secretary Com Sebastin had to proceed to Trivendrum on account of urgent meeting; the proposed organisational visit to Bangalore and Kolar has been postponned to 20th and 21st of Oct 2014 and exact schedule will be notified shortly...


    CS today met Sr G M Admn and HR Shri A KDesarkar and discussed on the issue of Looking after arragnements case of JTO to SDE and TTA to JTO. Sr GM cleared both the files immediately. TTA to JTO orders will be released today. The JTO to SDE orders will be issued on the next working day as discussed with AGM Staff


    01.10.2014, BSNL Day will be observed by performing one hour additional work. Half an hour in the morning before duty hours and half an hour in the evening after the duty hours by wearing the badges. This program is announced in support of our demand for standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc, 30% superannuation benefit, JTO/JAO to SDE/AO promotion, CPSU cadre hierarchy, pay anomalies, 1st TBP after 4 years, Civil/Elect/Arch/TF issues, retention of DEs etc.

    Make wide publicity among the Executives and make it a grant success.

    Badge, listing the demands can be printed locally as follows:


    Sanchar Nigam Executives’ Association(India)

    01.10.2014:One hour additional work


    1.  Standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc.

    2.  30% superannuation benefit.

    3.  JTO/JAO to SDE/AO promotion.

    4.  Implement CPSU cadre hierarchy.

    5.  Settle pay anomalies.

    6.  1st TBP after 4 years.

    7.  Settle Civil/Elect/Arch/TF issues.

    8.  Retention of DEs etc.



    Tentative Tour Pragramme of CHQ leaders

    (1) 7-10-2014: Mandya (Morning) Mysore (Evening)

    (2) 8-10-2014: Madikeri (Morning)Mangalore (Evening)

    (3) 9-10-2014: Chickmagalur (Morning) Hassan (Evening)

    (4)10-10-2014: Bangalore (Morning) Kolar (Evening)


    Special Message from Com. K.D. Sebastian Ex. Circle President SNEA Kerala to the Brave Fighters of SNEA (I) throughout the country..Do Fighters Die ? No never ! The create History..<<view more>>


    CS writes to CGMT Karnataka Shri R K Misraji for his intervention to release the Time Bound Upgradations of JTOs.

    Whenever we have enquired, it is told that the clarification is pending from the Accounts Section of the circle office. Even if we assume that a clarification is needed from SSAs, is it impossible to get such clarification even after lapse of one year? The upgradation, the object of which is motivation is really proving to be otherwise.<< view more>>


    CS writes to CGMT Karnataka Shri R K Misraji arranging to relieve the JTOs under request transfer orders.

    It may be recalled that the transfer order was issued vide letter CGMT BG letter no. HRD-II/3-57/2014/ dtd 26-07-2014 for 16 JTOs. Further circle office also clarified categorically showing the JTO trainees as substitutes in a subsequent instruction. These JTOs have also assumed charge on completion of their field training long back. Unfortunately, barring one case, none of the JTOs are relieved by the SSAs so far and practically the said transfer order is not factually implemented.<<view more>>


    CS along with AGS Pandurang Nayak met DGM Staff Shri Chakrapani Adiga and discussed for the immediate release of JTO to SDE Looking After orders which is unreasonably delayed. CS also informed that SNEA will be compelled to protest the delay as it happens every time in the case of JTOs. CS also discussed and pressurised for the release of left out Time Bound Upgradation which were due for Review in last year October. (1-10-2013 Review Date) DGM assurred to look into. We have also requested for the release of the transfer orders case of Com Deepika Singhal JTO Kolar and Shri Bala Gandhi JTO Mandya immediately.

    Comrades, if JTO to SDE LO is delayed beyond next week SNEA will be compelled to issue Organisational Notice in protest of the delay and all members are requested to gear up for the same.


    In view of the intervention of CMD BSNL, the indefinate fast being deferred at CHQ and at Kerala, we have cancelled the lunch hour demonstration scheduled today...



    Com Pandurang Nayak 2002 Batch BSNL recruited JTO, ( Presently SDE Gulbaarga in CQ quota) Assistant General Secretary CHQ is on indefinate hunger fast from today as Com Varghees CS and Com Chandrashekar AGS were taken to Hospital by the Police on their deterioating Health. Com Pandurang Nayak Zindabad, Young SNEA Comrades Zindabad, SNEA Kerala Zindabad, SNEA CHQ Zindabad. Our Struggle Zindabad. For the glimpses view here

    Comrades, All over Karnataka at all SSA Headquarters and at Circle Office Bangalore SNEA will hold lunch hour demonstration on 26-09-2014 and 27-09-2014 in solidarity support of our ongoing struggle against the vindictive actions of Kerala CGMT. Participate enmass...


    Discrimination in the relieving of the long stay SDEs and undue favour. SNEA strongly protests this approach of managment and CS writes to CGMT Karnataka on the issue. To know more view...


    The INDEFINITE FAST by CHQ leaders and other activists continues for the 4th day from 22.09.2014

    Comrades of SNEA(I), it is testing and challenging time for each and every Comrade of SNEA(I) throughout the Country to come out with greatest determination and unprecedented solidarity to defeat sinister designs of CGM/kerala to destabilize our beloved Association because of tough and legitimate stand taken by us on some critical issues. Rise to the occasion and demonstrate extraordinary solidarity. This clarion call is to be responded by each and every comrade of SNEA(I) with unwavering commitment.

    Our GS, AGS, Com Arvind Dahiya, Jt Secy/South, Com P.Rao and CWC member from Kerala Circle Com MPP Panicker, commenced indefinite fast from 1000 hrs of 22nd Sept at BSNL Co. Also Com George Verghese, CS/Kerala, Com Rajan, CHQ Treasurer and Com Chandrashekar, AGS, also commenced indefinite fast at Trivandrum on 22nd Sept, 2014.

    CHQ President, Com G L Jogi, AGS Com Vivek Wankhede, CSs of BSNLCO, NTR/Delhi, TN and UP(West) and other leaders and activists are in the pandal supporting the agistation. AGS Com Panduran Nayak is at Trivandrum.

    While CGM/Kerala Circle is continuing his acts of indiscriminate victimizations, there is no intervention from BSNL Management to prevail upon CGM to comply with the terms of negotiated settlement between him and our Association, with the intervention of top BSNL Management. Instead, CGM is going ahead with his acts of victimization even after negotiated settlement.

    Out Jt Secy/South, felt extremely weak and exhausted and police tried to shift him to govt. hospital. However, he resisted being shifted to hospital and is continuing his fast.

    In the same way, our CS/Kerala, George Verghese, and AGS Com A Chandrasekhar are also feeling exhausted but is going ahead with his fast in a determined manner. CGM is trying his best to get him forcibly shifted to hospital but our Kerala comrades are determined to defeat his this move also.

    Comrades, needless to appeal, we are confident that we come out in thousands and thousands, and each and every one of us, to fight this hour of crisis with unprecedented   determination and deepest conviction to defeat attack on fundamental right of trade unions to lodge legitimate protest against irregularities and arbitrary functioning.

    •    Massive Lunch hour demonstrations in thousands and thousands have to be held on 26th and 27th Sept., 14 at Circle/SSA HQs. Each and every Comrade of SNEA(I) must participate with toughest determination to defeat sinister attack to destabilize SNEA(I).
    •    Relay hunger strike by thousands and thousands of Comrades at CGM/HQs is to be held on 29th, 30th Sept. and 1st Oct., 14.
    •    Further programs of action will be decided thereafter shortly since the struggle has to be taken to its logical conclusion.

    SNEA(I)- Zindabad, Our Unity- Zindabad, Inquilab- Zindabad, Our struggle- Zindabad and BSNL- Zindabad.



    Extract of BSNLEU CHQ Web update on 23-09-2014:

    [23.09.2014]JAC leaders met the CMD and demanded immediate intervention to restore normalcy in Kerala circle.

    The leaders of the JAC of the Non-Executives met Shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL and Shri N.K. Gupta, Director (CFA) and discussed about the deteriorating situation in Kerala circle. The leaders pointed out that due to the adamant and arrogant attitude of the CGM, Kerala, an abnormal situation has arisen, as a result of which services are deteriorating day by day. The CMD assured that he would make necessary intervention. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener, JAC, com. C. Singh, President, JAC, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, BSNLEU, com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS, BSNLEU, com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, com. R.K. Kohli, GS, NFTBE, com. Mallikarjun, BSNL MS and com. R.K. Ram, GS, BTU are the JAC leaders who met the CMD. Earlier, the leaders met the SNEA leaders, who are on indefinite fast, and expressed their solidarity. 


    We must know what we are, what BSNL is for this country ? from the perspective of an outsider. To know more click here..


    CS Com S B Nagavi along with Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO met Sr GM Admn Shri A K Desarkar and discussed various issues including the immediate issue of JTO to SDE LO arrangements, Relieving of the JTOs under orders of request transfers and reconcilation of the error in the request transfer WLcase of Com Deepika Singhal JTO Kolar and to consider the request trasnfer of Shri Bala Gandhi JTO from Mandya to Kolar who is top in the WL to Kolar SSA. Sr GM assurred to look into the matter and arrange to issue the orders of LO and transfer and also instructions from circle office with regard to relieving of the requst transfer JTOs. We have also requested Sr GM not insist for the relieving of the promoted DEs till the 40 dyas time as such we are trying for retention/modification of the orders which is in the interest of the Karnataka Circle also. Sr GM agreed to our request. We have also met DGM Staff Shri Chakrapani Adiga and held detailed discussion on the aqbove subjects.


    Abnormal Delay in the JTO to SDE looking after orders:

    CS writes to CGMT Karnatka Shri R K Misraji on the delay in the issue of JTO to SDE looking after arrangements more...


    CS writes to CGMT Karnataka Shri R K Misraji to immediately act on the competitive tariffs in Broad Band products and to improve the OF cable network for massive FTTH provision in Bangalore to counter the competitors. For more details view....

    Very Important Decision on Riggers in Mobile Maintenance:

    GM CM Shri Krishna Sharma has taken decision to approve riggers to each SSA in the interest of Mobile service Improvement. This was our demand for the last many years. During the period of Shri G V Reddy, the riggers were approved Zone wise and on seeing the performance and improvement in the mobile network and increase in the number of the BTSs in each SSA the managment has increased the number of riggers. Our officers in the GSM have to take maximum use of this facility to further improve the GSM Network Performance. We are thankful to all concerned DGM/AGMs in this connection.


    Massive participation in all parts of Karnataka circle is reported from all circles in the ONE DAY DHARNA programme yesterday on 18th Sept 2014. All SSAs viz- Bidar, Belgaum, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Dharwad, Shimoga, Karwar, Madikeri, Tumkur, Mysore, Davangere, Bellary, Hassan, Kolar have reported their massive participation in the programme. Comrades of DK TD reported that the have held the Lunch Hour Demonstration only due to some un-avoidable circumstances. In Bangalore all Braches of Bangalore like STP, STR, Circle Office and BGTD comrades have participated in the programme. The report from Mandya SSA is awaited.

    We are thankful to all the members and the activists for their support and participation even without our arganisational tour on the agitation programme. It is this association the SNEA/TEOA/JTOA/JETA, time again has proved the strength of agitation and the fight for the welfare and growth of the executives as well as the company. Hats offf to the comrades of this beloved organisation for keeping the FLAG of SNEA very high.

    Photos will be uploaded shortly...


    Mass Dharna on 18th Sept, 2014

    Mobilize all the Executives.

    Make extensive preparations for the Mass Dharna on 18th Sept 2014 demanding E2, E3 pay scales, 30% superannuation benefit, Time Bound functional promotion or CPSU cadre hierarchy, JTO to SDE promotions, Pay anomalies, Civil / Electrical issues, First TBP after 4 years, Filling the vacancies on DE Regular promotions etc. 
    Mobilize all the Executives and Make it a great success.


    CS writes to CGMT Karnataka Shri R K Misraji for the improvement of the Staff Quarters maintenance at Bangalore as they are also the revenue earning centres of BSNL as an avarage each occupant pays a rent of an avarage Rs.15000-00 per month per Quarters in the form of HRA Exemption etc.,,. To know more view here..


    CS writes to CGMT Karnataka regarding the 18th Sept 2014 One Day Dharna programme being held at all SSA Heaqquarters and in Bangalore at Circle Office. For CS letter click here. For CHQ notice click here...


    Lunch Hour Demonstration Held all over Karnataka Circle on 11-09-2014. CS Com S B Nagavi, had attended and addressed the open session and seminar on 11-09-2014 on " The paramonut object of BSNL and its employees' to render quality service to their esteemed customers" at Shri Mahaveer Bhavan Hassan counducted by NFTE BSNL and hence the LHD at Bangalore is lead by ACS Com M H Gombi, Hiremugadur, CVP Com Balakrishna Aithal, Com Savita, OS Com Govind Gudi and DS BGTD Com Ramesh, DS CO Com Sadanand Makkannavar and others. For the Glimpses of LHD at Bangalore click here.. <<glimpse2>>

    Let us gear up for the day long Dharna programme on 18-09-2014. All DSs and the COBs and active members of the organisation are requested to hold meetings and educate members for their 100% support to achive our demands.


    Sad Demise of Com Dundayya Puranikmath  

    Com Dundayya Puranikamath, SDE Mobile Services, Koppal expired due to illness on 12/09/2014. He was a very good worker and active member of SNEA. At his young age of 45 years he has left behind Wife Smt Maheshwari and two sons Kum Basaavaraj aged 12 studying in 7th and Kum Karthik aged 8 years, studying in 4th Std. We pray in God to rest his soul in peace and give strength to bereaved family to over come the grief. 



    Comrades, Hold Lunch Hour Demonstration at all SSA Headquarters as per CHQ call. In Bangalore Lunch Hour Demonstration will be held at CGMT Office. Make the programme a grand success.


    New Branch Formed:

    The new RCNGN Branch of SNEA is formed in Bangalore on 10-09-2014.

    After the formation of the New Generation Switching Network Circle and its regional centre at Bangalore which will be a major switching hub for the entire South India, there was a tremendous pressure from the activists of SNEA in NGN to form the Branch at Bangalore. Com S B Nagavi CS, Com M S Hiremugadur ACS, Com Balakrishna Aithal C VP visited the NGN unit yesterday and held meeting of the active members of SNEA and a new Branch is formed.

    In an informal discussion some young members of the other association had an interaction with the CS and many doughts of them were cleared and there were agreements on some of the points. The youngsters were of the openion that JETA was broken and TESA ( Present AIBSNLEA) was the brake away group of JETA. CS explained the fact that JETA was a cadre association of Junior Engineers, got achieved scale upgradation from Rs.1400 scale to Rs. 1640 scale with a change in designation from JE to JTO and hence the name of the association was changed to JTOA(I). Another milestone of achievement of JTOA was that under the great leadership of Com W Sheshagiri Rao as GS JTOA, he was successful in achieving the Gazatted Status to the cadre of JTO which was otherwise a Group C cadre earlier and a massive promotion of 8000 JTOs to the cadre of SDEs. At this juncture to keep the membership of these SDEs with our organisation, the constitution was amended to accommodate TES Group B officers (SDEs) also in our organisation with a new name of the association as TEOA (Telecom Engineering Officers' Association). After the formation of BSNL, when the other Association was eager to get the executives absorbed into BSNL, our association the TEOA the only association took a firm and determined stand to oppose the absorption in BSNL without proper attendant conditions.

    One active group dis-satisfied with the stand of AIBSNLEA to get absorbed into BSNL by accepting mere Rs. 2000 Per Month as additional amount and not taking any clear stand on the attendant conditions that association was actually broken and another association BSNLEA ( BSNL Executives' Association) was formed under the leadership of Com G L Jogi, Com SL Reddy, Com Sukumaran etc., who have decided to work with TEOA and its GS Com Sheshagiri Rao on the modalities of the absorption process in BSNL with the attendant conditions.

    Our struggle on this issue continued for a pretty long time including the legal redressal on the issue. Finally on the court case filed by our association in the PCAT New Delhi, we got the blue print of our attendant conditions. BSNL/DOT gave an affadavit to the court that it will give promotions every 4-6 year in BSNL, the IDA pay scale will be negotiated with Associations and point to point fixation will be given for the service rendered in DOT to the executives.

    The Joint struggle launched by TEOA and BSNLEA which lasted for 5 days for the negotiated settlement of the executive pay scales could achieve achieve E1A, E2A scales and point to point fixation for the DOT service rendered by executives which culminated into lakhs of rupees of arrears to all the executives including the executives who were fence sitters during our struggle and the leaders who never fought for any of these issues.

    Yes comrades, when the ideology that matters important; the unity of these two associations TEOA and SNEA took place at Kanyakumari where the seperate and joint conferences of these two associations was held and Com G L Jogi was elected as the GS and Com W Sheshagiri Rao as the president to the united associaiton named as SNEA the Sanchar Nigam Executives' Association. Then it is under the leadership of Com G L Jogi, we were finally able to get implimented the remaining commitment of the BSNL about the time bound promotion. DOT would give promotion after 12 years called the lateral advancement. But the blue print of our great leader to get it for 4-6 years was implimented as TBU as 4-6, 5,5,5 years scale upgradation in BSNL.

    CS explained them that JETA, JTOA, TEOA, SNEA have never broke but consolidated and the fundamental reason is that the organisation is built on the strong foundation of idealogy. The ideology to fight for justice, to struggle for the betterment of executives' career prospects. If associations unite to protect individual's interest or brake due to ego- the reason is the absence of the strong ideology.

    In the end Com Hiremugadur spoke and thanked the organisors particularly Com U S Mujavar and Com S V Ravi for organising the meeting.

    Com U S Mujavar, Com S Gunashekar, Com S V Ravi, Com R Ramakrishna and Com Smt V Mahalaxmi were unanimously elected as the Branch President, Br VP, Branch Secretary, Asst Asst Secretary and the Treasurer respectively.


    CS meets Sr GM Admn :

    CS along with the DS CO Com Makkannavar yesterday met Sr GM HR and discussed various issues like correction in the WL of JTO intra circle transfers case of of Com Deepika Singhal, the issue related to relieving of the JTOs and the SDEs under the transfer orders etc., and expressed the unrest created in the minds of the members of this association for the very slow action on the part of the circle administrative section on these very sensitive issues. CS also thanked the Sr GM on the issue of the time bound promotion orders in respect of the long pending cases in the cadre of JTOs just for some clarification from the accounts wing of the circle office which was very strongly protested by in the past, time and again by SNEA. The issue took momentum only after our observation and letter to CGMT Karnataka. To view the letter click here. Still few more cases are left out and needs to be addressed urgently. Sr GM Shri A K Desarkar was kind to assure to look into all the cases in a timebound manner.


    District Conference of Tumkur SSA.

    Tumkur District Conference was held on 30-09-2014. Com S B Nagavi CS and Com Sureshkumar CT and Com S Shridhar ACS STR attended the conference. The conference was attended by more than 60 members. Com B G Sangameshwaraiah presided over the function. District Secretary Com Mahesh presented the DS report. Com Nijalingappa DT presented the statement of accounts.

    Com Sureshkumar appriciated the strength of Tumkur Branch where more than 85% of the executives are the members of SNEA. Many young comrades who have attended the meeting appriciated the working of the present District Secretary and his way of moving forward with the youngsters. Com Venkatesh young JTO ( 2008 Batch) and ADS of SNEA briefed the working style of SNEA in Tumkur particularly on the interests of young comrades. Regarding the issues concerening with the new recruits particularly pay scale and superannuation benefits; expressed their full faith and confidence in SNEA of getting success in achieving the results to their satisfaction. The recent developments have been moving forward towards the consolidation of the young comrades into the folder of SNEA for achieving their just and fair demands. CS Com Nagavi in his address congratulated the contribution of the Tumkur comrades in strengtheing SNEA in Tumkur at all times. He has given a detailed account of all the developments at circle and CHQ level. Expressed our commitment on achieving our goals especially on standard pay scale, 30% superannuation benefit and first TBP after 4 years. He has totally denied the anti-propoganda of some people that the agitation is programmed because of verification and told that SNEA was already on agitation even before the pronouncement of verification and got an assurance by management that in the event of DPE rejecting E1A and E2A, BSNL may think of considering the approval of standard pay scales. Our CHQ was behind the DPE in getting the early reply. Even after elapse of 3 months BSNL has not moved in that direction. The process of verification depends on various factors including the stay of Hon Karnataka HC; and so far the names of the applicant associations not announced by BSNL and hence the schedule may be revised. How we can wait for an uncertainity. This assoiation believes in performance. This association has proved in the history of making impossibilty into reality by sustained struggles and cannot sit as silent spectator. To achive the results faster more consolidation is the need of the hour. Com Shridhar ACS congratulated Com S B Nagavi about the achievements of all positive results in transfer and other issues of STR comrades during the last 3-4 years inspite of the negetiave approach of some elements. Hence today the comrades of STR have great faith in SNEA and majority are in the banner of this mighty organisation.

    In the conference the retired members were falicitated.

    Com B G Sangameshwaraiah, Com V Mahesh, G Venkateshu and T P Nijalingappa were elected as District President, District Secretary, Assistant District Secretary and Treasurer respectively

    For glimpeses of conference click here..


    CS will be attending the CHQ office bearer and CS meeting to be held at Delhi on 5th and 6th of Sept 2014. For any emergency please contact Com M S Hiremugadur ACS (9449854786).


    Post card campaign on 03.09.2014: 

    All District Secretaries  and Branch Secretaries are requested to send the post cards to CMD/BSNL, Secretary / DoT, DIR(CM / Fin), BSNL, DIR(CFA) / BSNL and GM(SR) / BSNL.

    View contents and addresses


    The dispute on the interse seniority of seniority list number 6 and 7 between the seniority and LDCE candidates gets decided in favour of the 75% seniority candidates by the Hon Supremce Court. The notional benefits claimed by the LDCE candidates is not extended to others except 124 Karnataka candidates in OA No.181/2009 of CAT Bangalore. For supreme court order click here...

    There is no benefit of examination to (1509-124) 1989 batch JTOs. The JTOs of Batch 1990 to 1994, suffer pay loss compared to their own batchmates who have either failed in the examination or not appeared except 124 SDEs of Karnataka Batch.

    More than 2500 LDCEans successful in 2007-08 and another 2500 LDCEans successful in 2012 will also not get the benefit of interse seniority in the ratio 2:1 (3:1)as per the above supreme court order.

    BSNL management is actively considering to extend the LDCE concept for JAO to AO promotion also ???



    CS writes to General Secretary Com Sabastin, to take up the matter of retention of the promoted DEs to the extent of vacancies in Karnataka including the resultant vacancies of DE to DGM promotion in pipeline. For letter click here


    CS writes to CGMT Karnataka to re-concile the JTO request transfer WL in case of Smt Dipika Singhal JTO Kolar. For letter <<view>> ..


    TBU of JTOs.

    The long awaited TBU to be reviewed on 10-08-2013 is getting moved cases of Kolar, Chickmaglur, Bidar are getting ready for DPC minutes. The names of whose cases need further clarification are furnished to our DSs in the respective SSA. It may be recalled that we have taken up this case long back and pursuing the matter. For the letter <<view>>


    Early dissemination of UAN among EPF Account holders of BSNL Karnataka. CS writes to Shri R K Misraji CGMT Karnataka.. <<View >>


    Com Shrinivas Murthy SDE Kolar SSA is appriciated by CGMT Karnataka during the inspection of the section of Com Shrinivas Murthy. Com Murthy had brought pride to our executive cadre of Kolar SSA.

    While congratulating Com Shrinivas Murthy for the appriciation he deserved and received, we also acknowledge the initiation of Shri R K Misraji for recognising an SDE of his good works. Of late such sort of motivation was totally missing in the company which is brought in by our CGM Shri Misraji. In the process CGMT has given blue print of his plans in the future.

    We appeal to all executives especially our members to kindly go through the instructions and give utmost importance on the points of good service and best revenue growth. At the same time we would like to declare that this association is committed to take up any issue; of your difficulty to the notice of CGMT, which you are encountering in the process of achieving such tasks and put our full efforts to resolve them.

    For letter of appriciation click here....




    The case of notional fixation and the interse seniority have been heard in Hon Supreme Court before a three member division Bench headed by Hon CJI Court in Hall No.1 of Supreme Court of India. The argument continued for almost a day from morning 1030 hours to 1600 hours.

    Notioanl case:

    It was held by the court that the out come of Santana Kriashnan case cannot be compared to the case of Premkumar because of the fact that both are governed by differant RRs. Santankrishnan by 1981 RRs and Premakumar by 1996 RRs. In 1981 RRs provision existed for yearly examination as well as to accord seniority in the ratio 2:1 between the seniority (qualified) and LDCE quota. Since these two provisions are not there in the 1996 rule, the court denied to extend the notional benefit in BSNL Vs Dubey extended by the Hon Cat Jabalpur and declared that Premkumar judgement is bad in law and hence cannot be extended further to others. The court also observed that as such the case of Premkumar and 123 others has attained finality even by the judgement of apex court the benefit given to them is protected.

    Seniority Case:

    In seniority case the Hon Appex Court took the view that when two processes of promotion are not held simultaniously and held on differant dates whatever may be the reason; if there is no specific rule to the contrary; the benefit of inter se seniority cannot be extended to the date anterior to the date of actual joining to the post for which one is promoted." Either in 1996 RRs or 2002 RRs, the clause of inter se seniority is not provided. The quota of "75% seniority and 25% LDCE" limits itself only to the extent of getting eligibility to get promoted on seniority quota in 75% or to get selected as SDE under 25% by writing the examination. In the absence of clear provision for the inter se seniority in the RR naturally the date of joining should only be the basis to decide the seniority position between the two groups.

    As BSNL had extended 3:1 seniority and also notional fixation in 124 SDEs of Karnataka, it was our right to fight to protect it and exend the notional benefits to others. We have fought for it, fought upto the end even at Hon SC with great constraints; but unfortunately it was not our day. We respect and Honour the outcome.



    The cat is out of Bag.

    On 2-4-2013, SNEA CHQ published the fact of the Dismissal of a court case WP 16102/2011 and 26246/2011 in Hon Chennai HC filed by an executive association. The said association on 3-4-3013, categorically denied they have not filed the case which ultimately delayed the promotion of their own members and report published by SNEA CHQ is false. Today the Karnataka branch of the said association claims in their website that they had filed the case in the interest of their members. What is the real fact ??? Do you want to know more click here


    SDE to DE looking after released today. For orders click here.


    Clarity in implementing the JTO Transfer orders:

    Many JTOs under transfer orders have been contacting CS regarding their relieving as the SSA heads were reluctant to relieve them as no substitutes have been shown in the transfer order. In fact this association had been pursuing the administration to show clear substitutes in the original order. CS met DGM Admn yesterday and today and had a detailed discussion on this confusion. Finally the adminstration has issued the clear order which helps the JTOs under transfer orders to get themselves relieved. For concerned order click here. We are thankful to Shri Kannulkar DGM Staff and Admn for the timely action in the matter.

    The posting order of the JTO trainees is also issued. For orders click here. We congratulate and thank the JTOs trainees for having joined at various places. SNEA is committed to take up their issues at every level including their transfers as per their turn. When the JTOs who were waiting for transfer since 2010/2011; any right thinking association has to take up their issues on priority and SNEA has done it. It may be recalled that when the examination (LICE) was delayed in Karnatka State, due to court case; CS SNEA along with the auspirant TTAs at Bangalore met Sh R Chanrdamouli Ex Sr GM and requested for early hearing of the matter by filing the MA. CS then continuously persued the issue till it is decided by the Court.

    Rgarding SDE to DE LO orders also CS met DGM Admn as the Sr GM HR is on medial leave. DGM informed that the fileis ready and today they will take the approval of CGMT. The order is likely to be issued tomorrow or on Monday.


    Who is really bothered about DR JTOs ??? Factual analyses by AGS Com Pandurang Nayak ( DR 2002 Batch) ..To know more << view>> .

    Kudos to Comrades of Kerala. Com K D Sebastin Ex Circle President Kerala writes on the agitation << view>>



    History speaks about SNEA. SNEA is committed to the betterment of the Executive Cadre. Opportunity is at your door steps to write your destiny. Unity and unity alone can strengthen the objective of our goals. To know more see the Brief Account of SNEA achievements deliberated in Panjab CEC..<< view>>


    Sleeping Staff Section of Circle Office. DE looking after orders inordinately delayed. CS will meet GM Admn today in this regard.


    SNEA Karnataka observed the Hunger Fast today in front of CGMT Office. Com S B Nagavi CS, Com S Ramesh DS BGTD, Com A Savita CVP, Com Sadanand Makkannvar DS CO, Com Balakrishna Aithal CVP, Com C R Sureshkumar CT, Com Munishekar CWC Member Kolar, Com B G Sangameshwaraiah CAS and many comrades have participated in the programme during the entire day. Com M H Gombi ACS has also addressed the lunch hour programme.

    Great Success of SNEA Kerala..

    Agitation Called off after the written assurance from the managment on all the contentious issues raised. We salute and congratulate the comrades of Kerala for their tolerance, courage, commitment, determination in enduring the pressure from the managment and also the most unwanted interference of other non-ethical groups.

    Particularly one group beated their drums in favour of SNEA on one day and against SNEA on another day. Another group felt as if we are fighting agaisnt them. Most unfortunate is that these organisations have forgotten that they are representatives of the memabers who have been the targets of the same management. Who stalled them to fight when it is detrimental to their interest? Our fight was not and will never be against any other association.

    We believe in unity, unity of executives. We believe in working and working for the just cause of every executiave and for the betterment of the company. This has been manifestly exhibited by the comrades of Kerala. When our leaders of Kerala took a stand to fight, all members stood like a rock behind them not for one day but for two months and an historical HUNGER STRIKE for unbroken 37 days.

    More than 1300 members protested by their unique action of proceeding on leave for one week indicating their unhappiness about the hostile managment. Comrades members will follow if they have faith in their leadership otherwise it would have been just another drama of Jantar Manter. We are deeply pained and felt unhappy the way our parteners of the United Forum of Executives behaved. Comrades here the fight was against the autocratic approach. Here the fight was to protect the basic rights of executives. Of course our fight is to protect BSNL. Our fight was peaceful and democratic.

    One must think that the members at the base root level are capable of understainding everything. We cannot fool them once or twice but not at all times.

    SNEA believes in its hard work, struggle, the sustained struggle comrades. No struggle goes a waste. Every struggle is a foundation stone for our next success. Our leaders like Com Sheshagiri Rao, Com G L Jogi have trained us in that line by their untiring works and selfless service to this organisation. Com George Varghees our beloved CS Kerala has been emerged as our new trend setter for SNEA; Of course with the committed support of all Kerala Comrades.

    We also place on record, the role played by CS BSNLEU Kerala and his support at the right time, the true solidarity shown to us.

    Thank u Com George and your team. Long live Executives unity. Long live SNEA ...

    S B Nagavi

    For and on behalf of Karnataka SNEA.


    Due to Bangalore Bandh on 31st July 2014, it is decided to hold the Hunger Strike on 1st Aug 2014..



    in front of




    31st July 2014

    in solidarity support of Kerala SNEA agitation.

    Attend enmass and make the programme a grand success.

    AIGETOA salute the unity, solidarity and struggle power shown by SNEA members Kerala Circle. Do you want to know more click here..



    Brave SNEA comrades of Kerala continue their struggle for more than one month. To know more click here..

    As per CHQ call SNEA Karnataka will observe " HUNGER STRIKE IN FRONT OF CGMT OFFICE" on 31-7-2014. Members are requested to support in large number. For CHQ notice click here...


    JTO Request transfers:

    Our principled efforts of getting JTO request transfers consequent on reporting of trainees is finally achieved. We had been pursuing this for the last 2 month.Yesterday again CS had met CGMT and requested for early issue of orders. Today orders are issued. For orders click here.<<part 1>> << part 2>> . We are thankful to CGMT KTK in his firm stand on the commitment.


    CS meets CGMT Sh R K Misraji, Sr GM HR/Admn and requests for the immediate release of JTOs request transfer order.

    CS also delivered the interium stay order of Hon CAT Bangalore in respect of the transfer/struck off DS BGTD and requests for immediate implimentation. Hon CAT is pleased to keep both orders of transfer and struck off under suspension for 14 days and call on the case on 7-8-2014. For stay order click here .

    Comrades we were really not interested to bring the issue to this stage. But certain other forces started throwing stones outside; sitting inside the glass house.

    For the kind information of our members the saga of events are detailed below...

    More than 14 office bearers of an association on their promotion (order dated 19-7-2013)got retention under the name of immunity vide order dated 31-7-2013.<<view order>>

    On scruitiny 4 of them were got cancelled on 13-8-2013 as they ceased to be the office bearers << view order>>

    SNEA KTK on noticing the name of DS SNEA BGTD in long stay list represented to management to delete the name of DS on 17-3-2014 to maintain equal treatment to all associations << view our letter>>

    CGMT Ktk negated our claim arbitrarily on 21-3-2014 << View CGMT letter>>

    When about 10 members of the other association have been extended such benefit who are the office bearers even for more than 1 year, how can it be denied to us? This issue we have raised before CGMT on 27-3-2014 << view our letter>>

    On June BSNL CO further extends immunity upto 31-3-2015 clearly stating that the extention is on imunity grounds. These executives are enjoying the immunity for more than one year ( 19-7-2013 to 31-3-2015). << view order>>

    All these facts were in detail brought to the notice of the CGMT Karnataka with all relevant records and in addtion to discussion sumitted detailed letter on 3-7-2014 which is self explanatory. << view letter>>

    Unfortunately for reasons best known to the managment , our civilised, moderate and gentlemen approaches have failed to bring the management to extend equallity and fair play. Management miserably failed to maintain a level plying role when the membership verification is on.

    On 24-7-2014, suddenly PGM BGTD struck off our DS without making over the formal charge as per proceedure.

    SNEA having no other option was hance compelled to file a case to get justice in Hon CAT Bangalore, admitted vide OA 905/2014 and granted interium stay.

    It recalls us again on our sustained struggle of Kolar case.

    Comrades march ahead. The tradition of SNEA is to struggle and work for the betterment of the welfare of the members and executives that only takes the organisation to its glory. Of course we never lag behind in supportiong management in the steps to improve service delivery and development of our beloved company particularly with changed gaurd of administration in Bangalore.



    CS had met CGMT, Sr GM and DGM of circle office on various issues especially on the relieving of the SDEs on request transfers and held detailed discussions. Now our efforts are yeilding results. All SDEs of differant SSAs are relieved/taking action to relieve.

    We have been pursing for the considderation of the request tranfer of JTOs as per the waiting list maintained and to correct the discrepancies in the list if any. Now Sr GM admn assurred that shortly the transfrer orders will be issued.

    We have also met PGM Finacne and held a strong protest on the delay in issuing the Time Bound Upgradation of some of the JTOs for want of internal clarification from the accounts section. As per our earlier request she had already initiated action and shortly she will submint the report to staff/HRD section.

    CS will be on tour to Delhi for 3 days from 20-7-2014 to 22-7-2014. For any emergency members may contact Com Hiremugadur ACS ( 9449854786)


    CGMT Karnataka issues instructions to relieve all the SDEs who are under transfer orders. For letter click here..


    CS Com S B Nagavi along with ACS Com M H Gombi, CVP Com Ithal, COS Com Gudi, DS BGTD Com Ramesh, DP BGTD Com Virupakshaiah have met CGMT Shri R K Misraji on 15-07-2014 and protested on the discriminative and pick and choose attitude of SSAs in relieving the SDEs on long stay transfer ( In Hubli SSA even the long stay SDEs are not relieved so far ) and on the discriminative appraoch of the management in respect of retaining of Executives on imunity grounds. We urged to take a uniform stand to avoid the unrest and heart burn among the executives. People have started occupying the posts of union office bearers for the sake of transfer immunity. We have also requested for the issue of JTO request transfer orders at the earliest. CGM immediately called the AGM Staff and issued instructions to Hubli SSA to relieve such officers immediately.



    CHQ News.....

    DPE out rightly rejects the proposal sent by DOT recently to allow BSNL to introduce replacement scales of E1A and E2A for JTO/JAOs and SDE/AOs in BSNL based on the decision of the BSNL Board.

    This Association has had been having consistent interaction with the concerned officers in DPE for the last about three months to impress upon them and convince them not to take an exception to the proposal of DOT to allow BSNL to introduce non standard IDA replacement scales of E1A and E2A in BSNL for JTO/SDEs in the context of guidelines issued by DPE to all the CPSUs not to extend non standards IDA scales. DPE has further directed DOT to correct any aberration, if at all, in this regard.

    With the rejection of proposal by DPE, our demand to extend standard IDA scales of E2 and E3 for JTO/JAOs and SDE/AOs gets strengthened since BSNL Management very recently during our organizational actions made a firm commitment to us that it will consider our demand of extending standard pay scales of E2 and E3 with an open mind in case DPE takes a contrary view to the decision of BSNL Board to allow extending replacement IDA scales of E1A and E2A to JTOs, SDEs etc. This is a very positive development and surely brings us closer to resolution of our demand of extending standard pay scales of E2 and E3 for JTOs, SDEs etc.

    This Association has had series of discussions with concerned officers in DPE on this issue. CHQ president and GS had a detailed discussion on this issue with Secy/DPE and JtSecy/DPE nearly three months before and succeeded in impressing upon them to reiterate to DOT that BSNL must switch over to standard IDA scales approved by Govt. based on the recommendations of 2nd PRC and immediately correct any anomalous situation that prevails in BSNL with regard to existence of non standard IDA scales. This is a big milestone as far as resolving the issue of extending standard scales of E2 and E3 to JTO/JAOs, SDE/AOs etc is concerned and gives us huge strategic leverage to get the issue resolved. 



    Illegitimate favour to vendor at the cost of BSNL <<view more>>


    Karnataka SNEA Observed Lunch Hour Demonstration in all SSAs and at CGMT Office Bangalore:

    In solidarity support to the ongoing Agitation of SNEA Kerala, in Karnataka also Demonstrations were held in all SSAs on 9th July 2014. At CGMT office Banglaore the demonstration was held which was addressed by the circle secretary. CS explained as to why our comrades are on agitation path. CS informed members to be fully prepared for further struggles, if situation warrnats as per the call given by CHQ.

    View Glimpes of LHD at Bangalore


    Lunch Hour Demonstration:

    SNEA Karnataka will hold Lunch Hour Demonstraion on 9th July 2014 at All SSA Headquarters and at CGMT Office in Bangalore.

    All Branches of Bangalore; BGTD/ STR/ STP/ Mobilce / Circle office and BBNW will attend the LHD at Circle office at 1330 hours positively.

    The demonstraion is being held in solidarity support to our Brave Kerala Comrades who are on hunger strike for the last 12 days against the anti BSNL acts of Kerala Circle head and in accordance with the call given by the CHQ.


    CS Com S B Nagavi along with Com Hiremugadur ACS, Com Balakrishna Aithal CVP, Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO, Com B Ramesh DS BGTD and Com Virupakshaiah DP BGTD met Sr G M HR Shri Desarkar on 05-07-2014 and discussed on various issues. We have very strongly protested on the failure of FAIR PLAY in respect of the retention of office bearers on immunity grounds. We have requested for the consideration of the request transfer of JTOs who are waiting for a long time based on our letter already written to the CGMT ( For letter click here). Sr GM agreed that the cases to the maximum extent will be considered.


    The posting orders on the recently retained AGM/DEs is approved by Sr GM admn and orders are likely to be issued today.


    CS Com S B Nagavi is back on duty on 03-07-2014.

    CS yesterday met DGM Staff Shri Kannulkar and Sr GM Admn Shri Desarkar and discussed various issues including consideration of the request transfer of JTOs and the relieving of the SDEs who are under transfer orders immeidately. We have sought the time of SR GM to discuss on these issues particularly on immunity case where BSNL is trying to adopt dual policy. Sr GM agreed to have a detailed discussion.

    CHQ Call...

    "All CSs / DSs are requested to conduct demonstration at Circle / SSA HQs in support of Kerala Circle agitation on 09-07-2014 demanding immediate settlement of the issues."

    Hence Karnataka Circle has taken a decision to hold lunch hour demonstration at CGMT Office and at all SSA head quaters in support of the brave fight of our Kerala Comrades. All DSs are requested to make the programme a grand success.



    Comrades of Kolar have done it again:

    Under the leadership of Com Narain Nandeakumar DS and Com Munishekar CWC member and others, the postings and re-arrangments as requested by SNEA Kolar were agreed and done by the managment. DS Kolar extends his thanks and gratitute to GM Tumkur, DGM Kolar ( Inchage of Kolar) and others for the positive response and support given to us, which definately motivates us to work better in Kolar.

    Com Udaya Ravi, AGM DKTD has donated Rs.3000-00 for the circle fund. Circle Organisation is thankful to him.


    CS will be on leave upto 26th June 2014 on personal work. For any emergency members are requested to contact Com M S Hiremugadur, ACS (HQ)..(9449854786)

    CWC Jaipur:

    Com S B Nagavi CS, Com Pandurang Nayak AGS and CWC Members Comrades Chandrahas Ullal DKTD, R G Kulkarni BM, Somanath Jagadale Hubli, Munishekar Kolar and B Ramesh BGTD have attended the meeting held on 26th and 27th May 2014. All the memabers have actively participated in the meeting and instrumental in taking the very important decisions. Com Munishekar, JTO from 2007/08 batch has very effectively presented the demotivation enforced on the young JTOs of these batches and impressed upon the CHQ to take up the matter on top priority. CS also represented on the issues relating to 4 years TBU, the difficulties faced in the field units especially in Groups and Outdoor sections due to non availability of Stores, absence of proper labour force, absence on AMC on equipments like Power Plants, AC, EA etc., and also participated on all the matters of the agenda.CS also thanked the CHQ for having cancelled the transfer orders of Com Diggavi SDE and retention of Com Ganesh AGM STP and Com Morab AGM BGTD. He has further pressed for the cancellation of remaining medical cases. CHQ assurred to take up the matter with BSNL CO.

    For the glimpses of CWC click here


    District Conference of DKTD:

    The 6th District Conference of DKTD was held at Ravindra Kala Bhavan University College Campus Hampanakatta Mangalore on 10th May 2014, The open Session was addressed by Shri Y C Mishra GM DKTD and Shri K M Shetty GM Designate Tumkur. Com Pandurang Nayak AGS, Com Chandrahas Ullal CWC member, Com Deepak Kumar AS (S) have also graced the accasion and addressed the gathering. Com S B Nagavi CS in his address expressed on the need of our active and focussed role in giving the better service to the customers even under the prevailing difficult conditions. The conference was presided by Divakar Rai, District President. Com K S Muralidhar DS presented the report and expained the difficulties of the field officers in service delivery. Com Chandrahas Ullal anchored the programme. More than 20 retired executives were falicitated in the conference.

    Com Ganapathi Samaga, Com K S Muralidhar and Com Aithappa Moolya have been elected as the District President, Dist rict Secretary and the District Treasurer respectively...



    Com Dayanand Narayan Lakkumane SDE Tr Karwar Aged 58 years expired on 31-05-2014. He was suffering from Kidny Failure. He has left behind his wife Smt Sharavati and doughters Dharmashree and Dheeksha. He was our very active member of Karwar District Branch. We condone the untimely demise of Com Lakkumane and pray God that enough strength be given to his family members and may his soul rest in peace.



    CS writes to Shri R K Misraji CGMT Karnataka ..

    To consider request/rule 8 transfer of JTOs.<< View>>

    To issue Time Bound Upgration cases of JTOs whose cases are pending for internal clarifaicatrion for more than one year.<< View>>

    For Relieving of SDEs who are under transfer orders of March 2014 << View>>



    The following members have donated to the circle fund.

    (1) Com Ramesh Bandiwaddar SDE Hbl Rs.11,111-00

    (1) Com Ramachandra SDE DKTD Rs.10,000-00

    (3) Com Shivalingaiah SDE Hubli Rs.5,001-00

    We are thankful for the kind gesture.


    CS along with DS CO met Shri Prakash Rao , DGM Staff on 21-5-2014and discussed the following issues. (1) Relieving of Santhosh JTO from SMO to Gulbarga on transfer (2) Time Bound Upgradation in the cadre of JTOs whose cases have been pending for the last one for want of internal clarification.(3) Relieving of SDEs by SSA who are on transfer orders. DGM assurred to discuss all the issues with Sr GM Admn and take decision in the matter.


    CWC at Jaipur:

    CGMT Karnataka has granted Special CL to the CS, AGS and CWC members to attend CWC at Jaipur to be held on 26th and 27th May 2014. For letter click here...


    CS Com S B Nagavi met CGMT Karnataka Shri R K Misraji today and discussed various matters related to development and to issue some more looking after arrangenements in the cadre of SDEs to various circles and particularly to Madikeri where accute shoirtage of SDEs after the recent transfer and promotions is creating an administrative problems and hampering the smoth working. CGM assurred to look into and also advised to discuss the same with the DGM/GMs.

    Meeting with Sr GM Admn Shri Deserkar:

    CS Com S B Nagavi along with Com M S Hiremugadur ACS HE, Com Balakrishna Aithal C VP I, Com Savita C VP II, Com Sudheendra DS MS wing, Com Sathyanarayana SDE MS met Sr GM Admn on 12-5-2014 and welcomed him to his new assignment. Shri Prakash Rao, DGM Staff and Shri Gopinathan AGM Staff were also present. We have discussed the following issues.

    (1) Delete the arbitrary clause in the promotion order of Shri A D Kulkarni DGM MS BG. We took a very strong objection for the unwarranted clause in the order which tentamounts to modification of the corporate office order and inturn giving no factual benefit to the officer. Sr GM assurred to look into the matter.

    (2) Issue of Mutual transfer order case of Com Bhuvanlal Suryavamshi JTO BM. Sr GM assurred to issue the orders. ( The case is now approved by GM and sent to CGM for infn)

    (3) Endorshing the cancellation orders of transfer Case of Com Diggavi, SDE Hubli. Sr GM informed that action will be taken today. ( Orders relesed)

    (4) Issue of suitable instrutctioins to field units to relieve the SDEs who are on transfer orders issued by circle office in the month of March 2014. Sr GM assured to issue suitable instructions.

    Meeting with GM CM Shri Krishna Sharma:

    CS Com S B Nagavi along with Com Sudheendra DS MS Wing, Com Ganesh Babu President MS wing, Com Goving Bhat SDE , Com Satyanarayana SDE and other staff have met Shri Krishna Sharma on his reporting of GM Mobiles on 12-5-2014. We have welcomed him to the new assignment and assurred him of our co-operation and support in the improvement of the services.



    CS along with Com Balakrishna Aithal CVP yesterday met DGM Staff Shri Praksh Rao, as Sr GM Admn was on leave and disussed important and urgent issues.

    (1) Relieving of SDEs on transfer: Some of the SSAs are reluctant to relieve the SDEs who are on transfer on the ground of shartgage of executives. The transfers were done after ensuring the equal number of strenght of SDE/JTOs in all SSA. Hence we have insisted that CO will take suitable action to ensure for the relieving of the SDEs under transfer orders.

    (2) Removal of arbitrary clause in the promotion order of Shri A D Kulkarni DGM MS BG. Without any authority an arbitrary clause has been added in the order which is very strongly opposed by us as it will have adverse bearing on the last pay drawn of the officer who is due to be retired in aug 2014.


    Grand and Successful Fare well:

    SNEA had organised a grand farewell function and felicitated Shri R Chandramouli PGM HR and Admn CGMT Office Bangalore on the occassion of his superannuation retirement on 2nd April 2014 at Conference Hall Circle office Bangalaore. Shri R K Misraji, CGMT Karnataka was the Guest of Honour. Shri Janardhana Rao, GM HR and admn, Shri Prakash Rao DGM Staff, Shri Gopinath AGM Staff, Shri A O Bhaskar AGM HR and Com Pandurang Nayak AGS CHQ were the distinguished guests and . Com B S Venkateshmurthy Circle President has presided over the function. Com Pandurang Nayak AGS, Com S B Nagavi CS, Com M H Gombi ACS, Com Govind Gudi COS, Com Kulkarni DGM Mobile, Com S P Jagadale DS Hubli have addressed the gathering. Com Mahesh DS TMK and Com Sangameshwaraiah CAS TMK Com Narain Nandakumar DS KLR Com Munishekar CWC member KLR, Com Vishakantamurthy Ex DS Mysosre Com Padmanabhachar ACS ACE and many other leaders have also attended the function. Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO had welcomed and Com M S Hiremugadur ACS HQ extended the vote of thanks. Com Savita CVP compered the programme. For the glimpes of the events click here..


    Falicitation to Shri R Chandramouli PGM HR and Admn on retirement;

    It is decided by SNEA to falicitate Shri R Chandramouli PGM HR and Admn, on the occasion his superannuation retirement. The falicitation function will be held at Conference Hall of the CGMT office at 1530 hours of 2nd April 2014. Shri R K Mirshaji CGMT Karnataka has kindly consented to be the Guest of Honour. All the District Secretaries, Circle Office Bearers and CEC/CWC members have been invited to the function. All Branch secretaries and district office bearers of BGTD have also been invited. All members of circle office and mobile service will also be attending the function.


    Transfer orders...

    The case of Com Shobha Gaonkar ( BM to KWR) and Com Suresh R Bhat (DK to KWR) are missing in the orders released yesterday. These two cases were taken with PGM HR, PGM assurred to look into. We have clarified that the relieving of these officers belatedly purely lies on the administration. During 2012, Karwar SSA did not relieve these SDEs on time and hence the mess created now for which the individuals shold not be made responsible.


    SDE Transfer orders issued. For orders click here...


    District Conference Raichur:

    The district conference of Raichur SSA was held on 16th March 2014 at Utsav Garden. Com P Shrikanth Presided over the function. Com Shivaraj DS submitted the District Secretary report. Com Munishekar CWC member and Com S B Nagavi CS have addressed the confernce and updated the latest developments on various issues including the ongoing agitations probrammes.

    Com T Ravi Naik, Com P Shrikanth and Com Shashikala have been unanimously elected as the District President, District Secretary and District Treasurer respectively ...


    We are on AGITATION. For the future of our youngsters. For the dignity of Engineeering Cadre. Survival of BSNL. Do you want to know more.. Then <<<view>>>

    Comrades Gear up for relay hunger ( 19th March to 21st March 2014 ) strike..Educate, Organise and Fight.We will fight till we achieve our goal..

    Glimpses of Dharna on 6th March 2014, held by Kolar Young Brigade, an inspiration to all Comrades of SNEA in the country..<<View>>

    new17-03-2014(1600 hours):

    CS Com S B Nagavi along with Com M S Hiremugadur, ACS, Com M H Gombi ACS, Com Balakrishna Aithal VP, Com Govind Gudi COS, Com Ramesh B, DS BGTD, Com Virupaksha DP BGTD Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS Co met PGM Admn Shri R Chandramouli PGM BGTD and held detailed discussion on the transfers of SDEs on long stay basis to consider the incoming transfers and SDEs who have gone on long stay 2 years back.

    We have strongly protested on the reduction of the sanctioned strength of BGTD to make good the sanction strenghth of Circle Office. We have appraised about the adverse impact of it which makes more shortage in BGTD compared to others. We have also very strongly protested that some SDEs who are in the probable list of transfer of getting relieved to QA, STR, STP, Term Cell etc.,PGM expalined that despite bringing this information to BSNL CO, they are being forced by BSNL CO to relieve them. Futher we have demanded that the OG transfer from Bangalore should be reduced to the maximum extent to maintain the working strenght of BGTD on far with other SSAs. We have categorically demanded that it must be within 20 for Bangalore (BGTD,CO, Mobiles) and over all less than 27 as per the calculation presented by us. PGM agreed to look into. DGM Staff Shri Prakash Rao was also present in the meeting.


    Combined Bangalore List including BGTD, Mobile,CTSD and CO is published for the information of SDEs in connection with OG transfers being considered on long stay.. For list click here...


    CS on Tour

    CS Com S B Nagavi and Com Munishekar CWC, JTO Kolar Member will be visiting to Raichur and attending the District Conference on 16th March 2014.


    CS Visit to Delhi

    Com S B Nagavi, CS visited Delhi, Corporate Office, Met GM Per with GS and AGS on 11th and 12th March 2014. CS held detailed discussion on the circle issues. Discussed on the cancellation/ retention/ modification cases of transfer/promotions. CS submitted letter to GS in this connection. For letter addressed to GS click here..CHQ assurred to purue all genuine cases with the management. CS also discussed on the long pending Rule 8 transfers especially from Karnataka Circle in respect of Direct Recruit JTOs. GS after taking the input addressed the letter to Dir HR and assurred to follow up the issue to issue directions to the HOCs For letter click here..


    CHQ NEWs

    Meeting with GM(Pers):
    GS, AGS Com Vivek Wankhede and Com S B Nagavi, CS/KTK Circle met Sri S. S. Aggarwal, GM(Pers) on 12.03.2014 and discussed a) preparatory work for JTO to SDE Promotion and calling VC limited to the vacancies, b) SDE to DE regular and DE to DGM(Adhoc) promotions, c) issuing promotion order for the SDEs passed the LDCE in 2007/2008. 


    Rule 8 transfer cases of JTOs – GS writes to DIR(HR) seeking his intervention – CSs also may take up the cases with CGMs to settle maximum no of Rule 8 cases when JTO posting is done.To view letter click here..



    To view Dharna Photos click here..


    Massive Day Long Dharna at All SSA headquarters and at CGMT Office Bangalore...

    Comrades of SNEA have participated in the Dharna programme on 6th March all over Karnataka and at many SSAs 100% participation reported. In Bangalore more than 400 members of SNEA participated in the programme. The GS Com Thippesh and CS Com Vasantkumar of NTEA along with their members also participated. Some young members of the other association participated in the lunch hour and expressed their solidiarity for the struggle launched by us. CS BSNLEU and convenor Com Gundanna also addressed our gathering at Bangalore. Com W Sheshagiri Rao, veteren leader of our ogranisation addressed and blessed us. Com M H Hiremugadur ACS, Com Govind Gudi COS, Com M H Gombi ACS, Com B Ramesh DS BGTD have also addressed and explained the success stories of SNEA in the past. Com S B Nagavi CS, thanked and congratulated all the comrades and members of our organisation all over circle for the tremendous and historical response shown by the members. For the glimpses of Bangalore Dharna click here


    Branch Meetings at BGTD: To organise successful Dharna on 6th March 2014; preparatory meetings were held at Shankarpuram and NTB exchanges. Large number of members attended the meetings. Com S B Nagavi, CS, Com M S Hiremugadur ACS, Com M H Gombi ACS, Com Ramesh DS BGTD addressed the gathering. Com Virupakshaiah President SNEA BGTD presided.

    Today the meetings have been arranged at CTO during lunch hour and at Koramangal TE in the evening. For further details respective Branch Secretaries may be contacted.

    Circle Organisation appeals all the Districts to organise Dharna on 6th March 2014 and ensure 100% participation of our members in the circle to achieve our goal.


    Massive Lunch Hour Demo by SNEA members:

    In all SSAs massive lunch hour demonstrations were held as per the call of CHQ. In Circle office more than 200 members from BGTD assembled in the demonstrations. Com Gundanna Convenor JAC was invited and he addressed the gathering especially of 30% superannuation benefits. Com S B Nagavi CS explained in detail on issues and on our further programme of struggle. Com M H Gombi ACS, Com Savita VP, Com Ramesh DS BGTD also addressed the assembly of members on the occassion.Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO, Com Govind Gudi COS, Com M S Hiremugadur ACS HQ and other circle office bearers and the Branch Secretaries of BGTD were also present. Many lady comrades of BGTD/CO and young JTOs have also joined our demonstration.

    For glimpses of LHD at Circle office Click here



    Attention of District Secretaries:

    The working strength of JTOs and SDEs published by CO BG. This was our demand as some SSAs were always contensting on the correctness of the data. They are to cross check these figures and report discrepancies if any through their GMs to Circle Office immediately. For letter click here...


    JTO promotion LICE result announced( Congrats...). For result click here..


    Observe Lunch Hour Demonstration at CGMT Office Halasur Bangalore and at all SSA Headquarters on 25-02-2014. Make it a grand success.

    E2 scale for JTOs is our right. We cannot be forced to accept E1 for JTOs ( JTO RR 2014 proposed). We should defeat the demotivating attitude of the management. To know more about the role of JETA/JTOA/TEOA and now SNEA in safeguarding the interest of the cadre please <<view>>


    Agitation Programme

    Attention of DSs, SSA/Branch Secretaries and office bearers: Make extensive preparations for the demonstration, dharna and relay hunger strike. Circle Organisation requests all to implement the programme effectively and ensure 100% participation. 


    1) Replace existing non standard pay scales by standard pay scales of E2, E3, E4 etc.  No demotion of the basic cadres JTO/JAO, SDE/AO.

    2) Implement Time Bound Functional promotion between 4 to 6 with first Time Bound promotion uniformly after 4 years w.e.f 01.10.2000.

    3) 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees.

    4) Promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T), JAO to AO, LDCE from JTO(T) to SDE(T), SDE to DE and DE to DGM.

    5) Settlement of long pending pay anomalies.

    6) Increase the number of MTs (Intl) to a minimum of 300 and immediate recruitment. 

    Trade Union Programmes:


    Lunch Hour Demonstration at CHQ, CIRCLE ( CGMT Office Halasur Bangaore) and at SSA HQs.



    19.03.14 to 21.03.14: 

    RELAY HUNGER STRIKE at CHQ, CIRCLE ( CGMT Office Halasur Bangaore) and at SSA HQs.




    Meeting with CGM STR Chennai

    CS Com S B Nagavi visited Chennai on 5-2-2014 and held meeting with Shri G V Reddy CGMT STR Chennai and discussed various issues of the STR Branch of Karnataka Circle. CS thanked CGM for having considered almost all request transfers in STR Karnataka. We have requested that the remaining cases may please be considred at the time of next promotion in seniority quota of JTO to SDE as the DPC is on and the orders are likely to be issued shortly.

    Vehicle tender of Kolar

    DS Kolar Com Narain Nandakumar informed that the tender is finalsied and vehicles are supplied to the field units. DS Kolar and CS were persuing this matter with the administration and even met CGMT recently and our efforts yeiled results.

    Office bearers in Sensitive Posts ( Mysore):

    It was earlier intimated by GM Mysore that AGM HRD holding District President Post of AIBSNLEA will not be changed. Yesterday circle administration informed that AGM HRD Mysore TD has resigned to the post DP AIBSNLEA. It may be recalled that this association has taken up this case with CGMT even in writing on 31-1-2014. For letter click here. We have informed that the rule of law should follow but not the whims and fancies of some vested interests as we are in a vell establised democratic country.

    Meeting with PGM HR/Admn.

    CS along with Com Govind Gudi COS and Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO held various discussions with Shri R Chandramouoli on various transfer and TBU issues. We found that there is some progress in the cases of Com Patil and Com U T Joshi of Hubli. We have damanded that at the instance of availabilty of vacancies in Hubli SSA some more request transfers to Hubli and also to BElgaum be considered urgently.

    Regarding the calculation of the Sanctioned and working strengths of SDEs/JTOs we requesated that the details be called for from all the SSAs so as to avoid confusion after the actual transfers normally being done in the month of March 2014.


    Meeting with Director HRD and CMD BSNL.



    Team of SNEA leaders with CS SNEA Karnataka has met Director HRD Shri A N Rai and respected CMD BSNL Shri R K Upadhya during theri visit to Bangalore on 29-01-2014 and brought to their notice the resolution of urgent issues related to Standard Pay Scale, Pay anmolies, the shortage of JTO/SDEs in Karnataka Circle and many other issues. We have thanked CMD for the support he has rendered especially to Karnataka Circle which was instrumental in improving the revenue in Karnataka Circle under the leadership of Shri R K Misraji CGMT Karnataka.

    CS SNEA Karnataka Writes to CGMT Karnataka Shri R K Misraji on the issue of change of Circle President AIBSNLEA from the administrative post in charge of transfer and posting of AOs/JAOs of the circle and District President AIBSNLEA from the post AGM HRD Mysore as per the BSNL CO guidlines immediately. For letter click here..


    Use of IDLE and unused materials/equipments:

    It is been reported on several occasions from members of this association that the Unaccounted and Idle materials like MW Eqpts, Tower Materials, PLB Pipes etc are laying in private premises since long time.One of the reasons is that the direct delivery of installation materials to site and afterwords non commissioning of that site due to one or the other reason and materials dispatched are laying there idle. As CGM is taking all out efforts to make better use of Idle materials, this association is keen to supplement this act of CGM with collection of data of materials. Hence all the DS/Active members are requested to collect the details of such materials and forward the same to CS by 1-02-2014. 

    The purpose of collecting this information is only to make better use of Idle assets.

    To fill up on line click here...


    We are the trend setters:

    Com P Thippanna being entrusted the charge of TDM Bidar relinquishes from the post of DS Bidar. He has resigned to the post of DS.

    It is also a history that our District President of BGTD Com Ranganayakulu also gave resignation to the post of DP before assuming the charge of DGM Admn BGTD. We believe in working for the membership and not to use the official positions for the upliftment of union interests.

    But it is unfortunate that some organisations have made it a principal to elect as District President and Circle President etc., who are incharge of transfer and postings like AGM HR or DGM in charge of transfer and postings so that they can mis-use the official position for one upmanship and increase their membership. Further it is not only unfortunate but even shamful that even after clear instructions from BSNL CO these officers have neither resigned from their union posts nor sought change of official position but still continuing with the duel roles. On the contrary the management is also allowing these officers to continue in such posts.

    Now we will be compelled to take up the matter with all appropriate levels including the organisational actions to stop this irregularity. Members are requested to get ready for the organisational actions in the matter.



    Rule 8 request transfer list in the cadre of JTOs is published by CGMT Karnataka duly updated as on date. To view list click here..<<1>> <<2>> <<3>> Any discrepancies, missing etc may be brought to the notice of CS immediately.


    Transfer in the cadre of AGM to tenure stations got cancelled with the efforts of our CHQ. The orders were wrongly issued without considering the age limit. We are thankful to CHQ for timely action for oders copy click here...




    Mr.Sharath Rao  B.TECH , SON OF Smt Nayana Sr SDE STR DTC  Mangalore is the top scorer in B. TECH ( Information Technology branch) at NITK Suratkal and  awarded with gold medal during the 11th convocation held at the institute on 16th November 2013.

    Currently he is working for a multinational company in Bangalore. He is the son of Prof. Ravilochan Rao, JKSHIM, Nitte and Smt Nayana SR. SDE STR, BSNL, DTC, Pandeshwara, Mangalore who is an active member of SNEA TRANSMISSION DN MANGALOR.

    SNEA is proud congratulate Mr Sharath and his family for his great achievement.



    Diary 2014 payments.

    Comrades of Tumkur SSA have paid Rs.14,000-00 towards 100 Diaries to the treasurer today..

    Other SSAs are requested clear their dues immediately please.


    CS Com S B Nagavi along with Com Govinda Gudi COS and Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO met Shri R K Misra CGMT Karnataka and updated him of our Diary Distribution on time as promised to him. He has appriciated our views on many issues and asked us to focuss on the QOS, fault control and reduction of repeat faults in the land line services in all SSAs more particularly in Bangalore. We have informed him that our difficulites especially in Bangalore also to be resolved. PGM BGTD has assurred us the meeting after 21st Jan 2014 and we will react only after that meeting. We have observed in BGTD that the top managment like PGM/GM/DGMs have to reciprocate to our basic requirements so that the officers in the field can focuss the issues on the problems of the subscribers to redress their issues. We have took a very strong objection to the continuance of the Office bearers of other association still continuing in the sensitive positions like administration/handling transfer and posting cases right from circle office to SSA level despite clear instructions from the corporate office and no action being taken by the circle administration to change their section. CGM assurred to check up.


    CS Com S B Nagavi after leave joins for duty today.

    Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO and Diary committee member reports that all the diaries of the first batch received by the DSs. 2nd lot of additional requirement also dispatched on demand to the DSs by VRL transport service.

    All DSs are to remit the

    Amount of Diary 2014

    to Circle Treasurer immediately. For bank account number please contact Com C R Sureshkumar (9449857799). This is very urgent since we have to make payment to the Vendor now.


    Notional promotion in case of 2004 LDCE candidates:

    Furtherance of Karnataka Comrades (OA 181/2009 K S Premakumar and 123 others) fight in getting notional benefits fought under the leadership of S B Nagavi CS SNEA. Hon Principal CAT New Delhi upheld our cause and further ordered to pay full arrears from 23-1-2002 for similarly placed MTNL comrades. SNEA always fights against injustice/discriminations. For PCAT judgement <<click here..>>


    As assured to us by PGM (HR) on 27-12-2013, the circular from BSNL CO regarding "online transfer of EPF Accounts" is endorsed by circle office. All the DSs are requested to persue with the DDOs for early registration of their digital signature. For EPF related circulars click here..<<1>> <<2>> <<3>>

    Circle Office has published the intracircle request tranfers / tranfers based on long stay. For any anomolies noticed may brought to the notice of Com Hiremugudur ACS HQ ( CS in Charge) (9449854786). For the list/letter click here..



    Good Bye 2013 and Happy New Year 2014 to all our beloved comrades...

    Diary 2014

    As promised by us Diaries have been dispatched to all SSAs through VRL services. In places where VRL service is not there we will arrange to dispatch today thr' KSRTC. For all details in this regard please Contact Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO BG (9449835101).


    SNEA meets CMD at Bangalore:


    Com Panduranga Nayak AGS, Com Hiremugadur ACS HQ, Com Govinda Gudi OS, Com Sadanand DS Circle Office met Shri R K Upadyaya CMD BSNL and submitted the memorandum regarding the HR issues.For copy of memorandum click here
    In the afternoor Com Panduranga Nayak AGS and Com Hiremugadur met Shri Chandramouli PGM HR discussed about the EPF Account online transfer issue in detail andrequested to kindly to take the required initiative and instruct all the SSAs to register DDOs digital signature with EPFO at the earliest in order to attest and forward the online claims submitted by employees. PGM  assured that he will personally look in to the issue and talk to all the concerned for early action in this regard. On enquired about the status of result declaration of TTA to JTO LICE conducted on 08-12-2013, PGM replied that already key answers are published and valuations will begin soon.



    Diary 2014

    CS Com S B Nagavi along with Com M S Hiremugadur ACS and Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO met CGMT Shri R K Misraji on 16-12-2013 and appraised about the Diary 2014 being printed by us. We have discussed in detail and assurred to supply diary 2014 on demand by the BSNL. We have also given alternative proposal to authorise the field units to purchase the same trhough temperory advance to resolve the issue of other association claims on similar lines. We have also submitted our letter in writing. Further CGMT held discussions with us on Friday, reqeusted to supply at the rate of Rs.140/- per diary. We have agreed for the proposal. Finally CGMT was kind to issue instructions to procure the diaries locally through temperory advance as suggested by us.

    For our letter addressed to CGMT Click here.. For CGMT approval click here.

    We therefore request all the members of SNEA to collect the diaries printed by us from the District Secretaries of all SSA and from the Branch Secretaries of BGTD. The District Branch will issue the receipt to individual members/purchaser and make the consolidated payment to the circle.The printed Diaries will reach the concerned DS/BS by the end of Dec 2014.

    In view of the good gesture shown by CGMT, we have decided to supply the Diary at Rs.140 per diary though our printing cost is Rs.160 per Diary as we are providing the diary with Rexine Zacket and information of all telephone numbers of CO and important SSA telepone numbers. We are also printing the technical and important HR information in the diary. This Diary is printed at Circle level. It is a very important companion for your day today work and in a improved version of last year diary incorporating almost all suggetions from the feed of last year. Since we have printed 2500 diaries there is no question of shortage.

    You may place your firm demand to Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO (9449835101) or to Com Govinda Gudi COS(9449850909)

    We are very much encouraged by your support last year, when the diaries were purchased by you by your personal money.

    We are thankful to Shri R K Misraji CGMT for his positive and encouraging decision in the matter.


    Standard Pay Scale/ JTO Batch 2007 and 2008

    In the background of the discussion held in our circle conference held at Belgaum, CS writes to the Com K Sebastin GS and others on the standard pay scale issue and the pay anamoly of JTOs recruited after 2007.. For letter click here..


    CS on Leave:

    For any emergency members are reequested to contact Com M S Hiremugadur, ACS HQ (9449854786) during the leave period of CS...

    CS writes to Com K Sebastin GS, requesting to take up the case of OPPOSING BSNCL CO orders regarding the withdrawal of declining option in r/o promotions...For letter click here..



    Another Positive and Motivating step by CGMT..

    CGMT Karnataka Shri R K Misraji writes Com S B Nagavi CS and to other Unions and Associations for improving the performance of the Karnataka circle and to achieve 10% growth in the present fiscal. By the proactive decisions taken by our beloved CGMT Shri Misraji so far we are able to achieve a growth of 9% upto this time and our further efforts will definately yield the targeted results. We therefore appeal to all our executives to rise to the occasion and put their best efforts. Any difficulties being faced in this regard be brought to our notice so that they will be presented to CGMT for resolution. CGMT writes " Your support and recent advisories of Com Abhimanyu and Com G L Jogi has emboldened me to believe that if customer interface improves with your efforts and co-operation, losses of BSNL would be reduced drastically"...for more VIEW here..



    Comrade Narayan Hegde, SDE, our SNEA Branch President of BBNW Branch Bangalore met with an accident and expired on 27th Nov 2013. This was a shocking news for us and a great loss to SNEA. He was instrumental in forming our branch in BBNW. He has left behind his wife Smt Rekha Hegde and only doughter Akshata. We express our deep condolances for the untimely and sudden demise of our beloved leader of BBNW. We also pray almighty to give strength and courage to the family members of Comrade Hegde to overcome the shocking incident.



    Managment presented the status of BSNL and steps for improvement. For PPT click here. For pdf of presentation click here.


    CS Com S B Nagavi along with ACS Com Hiremugadur, OS Com Govinda Gudi and DS CO Com Makkannavar met PGM Admn and HR Shri R Chandramouli and discussed in detail on the shortages occured due to recent promotions in Belgaum SSA. We have also submited a detailed letter and also pressed fpr the transfer of SDEs waiting to come back to BElgaum SSA. PGM agreed to our points and told that due care will be taken to post the substitutes now to such persons who are waiting for incoming to BM. For letter Click here.


    CS Com S B Nagavi along with OS Com Govinda Gudi and DS CO Com Makkannavar met PGM Admn and HR Shri R Chandramouli and discussed variour issues yesterday.

    (1) Allowing declined executives' to withdraw their declining and join on their promotion in view of the latest orders on declining. PGM informed that he has no powers to allow them to do so as such the allotted 40 days for their promotion is complete. Hence in the absence of the clear orders/instructions from BSNL CO; he cannot take any decision in this regard. For a query on not sending the declined letters to BSNL CO, PGM clarified that as per the practice only the list of the names of the executives who have declined, their names only are sent to the BSNL CO and not the letters of decline. We have protested on the stand taken but PGM said he would go by the instructions of BSNL CO.

    (2) Releiving of the SDEs from Gulbarga who are transfer orders in the month of March 2013/waiting for transfer. PGM informed that he has in principle accepted our request of giving Looking after arrangement to the JTOs who are in the scale of E2, after meeting the shortage requirements as per the Sanctioned strength and % of working of SDE/JTOs in the SSA.

    (3) Filling up of the shortages of Raichur SSA. PGM assurred to look into the matter.

    (4) Mistake in the looking after arrangements of DGM's in DK TD. PGM Assurred to correct the same.


    CS along with new Circle Office Bearers met CGMT Shri R K Misraji and introduced all office bearers. Then CGMT held a detailed meeting with us on the issues relating to service matters, ERP related issues and our grieviences. The meeting lasted for 2 hours. He had once again re-iterated the determination of bringing the circle as profit making, increase its revenue and he will address all the issues connected in this regard from his side. We have assured extend our full support. For the glimpses of the moments click here

    For office bearers list submitted to CGMT click here..

    For resolutions submitted to CGMT click here..

    Earlier we had the meeting of the COB and discussed the issues relating to organisational matter and points to be taken with the CGMT etc..


    JTOs request transfer:

    As already reported and on our long standing demand the transfer orders of Com Sureshbabu (CKG-Kolar) and Com J Shrinivasalu (CKG-Kolar) and Com Vinayakumar ( BG-CKG) were issued yesterday. We are thankful to the circle administration for having consdered all the 6 cases of our members. The other cases already considered are Com Tulsi Rao ( Hassan to Kolar/BG), Shivakumar Boppe ( MDI to BG) and B Avanti ( BJP to Bellary)..


    Com Pandurang Nayak, our beloved AGS in HQ (Delhi) to assist CHQ work. We congratulate him on his new assigment.


    New Circle Office Bearers introduction to CGMT Karnataka is scheduled on 28th Nov 2013 at 1430 hours. The Circle Office Bearers meeting will also be held on the same day at 1100 hours in the BSNLEU office at Circle Office Bangalore. All newly elected COB/CWC members are requested to attend the same.


    Circle Building Fund...

    Com Sham Kulkarni SDE STR Belgaum (Rs.10,000-00), Com Com M N Chimmalagi SDE Civil DVG (Rs.10,000-00) ann Com B Avanti JTO Bellary (Rs.10,000-00) have donated building fund. Circle Organisation is thankful to all these comrades.


    CS along with DS Kolar Com Narain Nandakumar and DS CO Com Sadanand Makkannavar met incharge CGMT BG Shri R Chandramouli and discussed various issues including our long standing demand of considering the request transfers of JTOS. CGM informed us that already transfers of Com Tulsi Rao( Hassan to Kolar/BG), Shivakumar Boppe ( MDI to BG) and Avanti ( BJP to Bellary) are approved. Further he has informed us that the transfer of Com Sureshbabu (CKG-Kolar) and Com J Shrinivasalu (CKG-Kolar) will be approved immediately. We will continue to pursue the transfers of remaining cases also.

    We have also discussed on the stalemate of the vehicle tender issue in Kolar and Hubli. CGM suggested to go in for SDCA wise tenders in the matter. He has also told us that he would update the matter to CGM on his reportting back from duty.

    We have discussed regarding the missing promotion case of Com Kulkarni, Com Reddy and TBU upgradation case of Com Reddy, Com Patil, Com Joshi. GM informed that the case of Com Reddy (TBU) is settled. In case of Com Patil and Joshi details are called up from SSAs. Regtarding missing issue they assurred forward the representation to BSNL CO.

    Later CS met DGM Finance Shri Nagaraj and discussed on the medical bill issue of Mudenur retired JTO and DGM assurred to settle it shortly.

    Important Notice to Circle Office Bearers:

    As such CGMT Shri Misraji is on leave this week we could not hold the introduction meeting. He will be reporting on Monday the 25th Nov 2013. So on 28th or 29th we will arrange introduction meeting. The exact date will be confirmed on Monday please.


    Photos of Belgaum Circle Conference in the CAMERA of DS Chickmaglur...View..

    Court Cases:

    The contempt case filed in the 1966 seniority case at Hon CAT BG came up for hearing today and further posted on 25-11-2013.


    List of New Circle Office Bearers

    For circle confgerence photos click here...

    Key note Address delivered by Comrades S B Nagavi CS at the open session of 5th Circle Conference held at Belgaum on 9th Nov 2013

    Belgaum Conference Report:

    Brief report of 5th Circle Conference of SNEA(I) Karnataka held  on 7th, 8th and 9th Nov 2013 at Institute of Engineers’ Hall Belgaum.

    Under the excellent arrangement of our Belgaum Comrades, the Conference was commenced with the Pre-CEC on 7th Nov 2013. The pre-CEC was presided by Com B S Venkatesh Murthy. The reports of Circle Secretary and the accounts of the Association have been presented by Com S B Nagavi CS and Com C R Sureshkumar CT respectively and have been approved by the CEC after deliberations.

    8th Nov 2013:

    Delegate Session:  In the morning at 0900 hours, the SNEA flag was hoisted by Circle President Com Venkatesh Murthy in the presence of the CHQ leaders Com W Sheshagiri Rao, Com G L Jogi, Com K Sebastin , Com K Padmanabha Rao, Com Pandurang Nayak. The delegates have taken slogans as BSNL Zindabad, SNEA Zindabad and Our Struggle Zindabad.
    Then the delegate session commenced with the welcome address by Com Arun Chavali, the DS of host district. Com B S Venkatesh Murthy Circle President conducted the proceedings and advised all the deligates to actively participate in the deliberation, to be precise and make the conference a great success. Com S B Nagavi CS has presented the Circle Secretary’s report which was adopted with single voice from all the delegates. Com C R Sureshkumar Circle Treasurer presented the the statement of accounts and was approved by the house with an appreciation of the utility of SNEA Bhavan in good manner.

    All the District Secretaries have attended the conference and submitted their report on the activities of the District Branches, membership etc and more specifically on the difficulties that they have been facing in the field on O&M issues. Then in the delegate session issues like Standard Pay Scale for Executives, 30% superannuation, one time up gradation of TTA-Officiating JTOs and recent BSNL CO orders on denial of declining of promotions-options were discussed. The issues relating to the service matters were also discussed in detail. Many young JTOs have actively participated in the deliberations and given vital suggestions on the HR issues in BSNL and how HR issues reflect on the performance.

    CHQ President Com G L Jogi has addressed the delegate session and elaborated the role of JETA, JTOA, TEOA and now SNEA in the upliftment of the cadre issues raised by us and most importantly the success on the issues raised. How our association has played its key role in resolving the issue of 1640 pay scale, upgrading the cadre to Gazatted status, our struggle to get point to point pay fixation on absorption to BSNL, the career growth of 4-5 years promotions through the legal process when BSNL denied them by merely offering us Rs.2000-00. He has drawn the attention of the delegates for the unity, faith, confidence in this mighty organisation and the patience of our members that they have shown while we were in the middle of the struggle.  Now we are in the process of struggling for the standard pay scales on a war footing to avoid the anomalous situations in the next pay revision. Leadership is committed to fight and resolve this issue and the members should exhibit their unity and 100% participation in the struggle as the issue being not so simple.
    Com K Sebastin GS has detailed about the activities of the CHQ particularly the recent promotions on LDCE, SDE to DE Adhoc, DE to DGM and DE Adhoc to DE regular and appreciated the efforts of our two AGSs of Headquarter Com Wankhede and Com Dahia. He has also explained the key role played in getting the 78.2% DA merger issue getting resoleved under the banner of JAC.Com Padmanabha Rao and Com Pandurang Nayak have alsoe addressed the delegate session. The delegate session was adjourned at 2130 hours for the next day.

    9th Nov 2013:
    The issues on BSNL service matters were discussed and authorized the new body to take up all the matters at apparopriate level.

    As scheduled the open session commenced at 1030 hours with the invocation and a well sung  “ Jaya BharathaJananiyaTanuJaate, Jaya Hae Karnataka Maate”. Hon M P Shri Suresh Angadi and other dignitaries inaugurated the session by the lighting of lamp. Com ArunChavali, SD Belgaum welcomed the gathering. Com S B Nagavi, CS SNEA Karnataka delivered his KEY NOTE ADDRESS. Shri Suresh Angadi Hom Member of Parliament and other dignitaries inaugurated the session by the lighting of lamp. Hon M P Shri Suresh Angadi appreciated the services of our executives in Belgaum and  assured our CHQ leaders  that on policy issues like BWA refund, BBNL service licence, BSNL financial viability etc would be taken up with the minister as requested Com G L Jogi and others. Com W Ssheshagiri Rao veteran leader SNEA, Com G L Jogi CHQ president, Com K Sebastin GS have addressed on BSNL service matters in detail. Com C  K Gundanna, Convenor JAC and CS BSNLEU addressed the session and explained the responsibility of the JAC in the coming days and called for all the employees to work hard to earn more revenue.

    Our beloved CGMT Karnataka Circle Shri R K Misra has focused on the quality of service to be delivered and on the earning of more revenue. He has assured to look into all the issues raised in the Key note address related to circle. He will do everything from his side and said that all executives and staff have to work effectively to improve QOS and generate revenue.

    Sr GM Hubli Shri B Krishna Sharma GM Belgaum Shri Deepak Tayal and  DGM Staff Shri Prakash Rao have also addressed the gathering and greeted us. Com P GangadharRao Ex President SNEA has attended and addressed us on the works he has taken up as leader of the retired employee’s leader.

    Th sanchar seva padak awardees' of Belgaum District namely Shri V S Tadapatti Telecom MachanicAthaniShri R G Kulkarni SDE EB Belgaum, Shri N V Hulgi DGM Belgaum were felicitated by the association.

    Com B S Venkatesh Murthy in his presidential address once again focused on our role as SNEA members to work for the betterment of the company.

    Com N T Balekundri extended the vote of thanks. Com R G Kulkarni anchored the open session. Every one appreciated the excellent arrangement of the conference by the host branch.

    Com B S Venkateshmurthy, Com S B Nagavi and Com C R Sureshkumar have been unanimously elected as the Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer respectively for the year 2013-14, 2014-15. For full list of office beares click here...


    For the Glimpses of Circle Conference click here...


    Circle Conference News:

    (1) CGMT Karnataka sanctioned Spl CL to delegates and COB/CEC members to attend Circle Conference to be held at Belgaum. For letter click here.

    (2) Accomodation is only available to the delegates as per the average paid up membership of each District/Branch. Extra delegates/ visitors cannot be accomodated due to non availability of lodging facility.

    (3) Already circular has been dispatched to all the DS/COB; they are requested to come prepared accordingly.

    (4) Upto date Quota/Circle Conference Fund/ Legal Fund must be creditted to circle account immediately; if not paid so far.

    (5) The invitation cards and POSTERS have been dispatched by the host branch to all the District Secretaries which can be received immediately and delivered/ displyed at prominant locations

    (6) Arrival and departure details be submited on line or intimated to the reception committee.

    Members of Receptiuon Committee

    Com A H Chavali DS Belgaum (9449030300)

    Com G C Kamath DP Belgaum (9449850466)

    Com S B Mulimani SDE BM(9449850005)

    Com N T Balekundri SDE BM(9449858599)

    Com B G Aiduddi SDE STR ( 9448010719)

    CWC Patna

    CS will be attending Patna CWC from 24th to 30th Oct 2013. Com M S Hiremugadur ACS Hq (9449854786) will be holding the charge of CS during this period


    Circle Conference News:

    CS along with Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO and Com Chidambar Treaserer CO met CGMT Shri R K Misraji, Shri R Chandramouli PGM HR and Admn and Shri Surendra Shenoy GM S&M and invited them to grace the OPEN SESSION on 9th Nov 2013 of 5th Circle Conference being held at Belgaum. All have consented to attend and address the session.

    Restructuring of the Heads of SSA posts;

    CGM has informed us and expressed the decision that administration would be coming out with the plan of making over the SSA heads post to the cadre of DGMs redesignating the small SSAs as the TDMs and will be implemented very shortly and sought our co-operation in the matter. He has made an appeal that all the officers of the cadre of DGM have to come forward to shoulder the responsibility of holding charge of the SSA in the interest of the company. From our side we have made it clear that it is in fact policy of this organisation that any responsibility given to us in the development of the company and particularly the one he is proposing is in fact a demand of the executives. Since Sr GM was busy yeasterday we are discussing our some of the pending issues today.


    SDE to DE adhoc posting orders issued for the SDEs waiting for want of vacancies. We are thankful for the administration for the positive response for our request to issue order. We are thankful for considerinig the choice of places in case of our members. For order copy click here...


    CGMT Karnataka sanctioned Spl CL to attend Patna CWC. For letter Click here...


    SNEA Diary 2014;

    Diary Committee is nominated

    Com K N Muralidhar; COS (9448010099)

    Com Sureshkumar CT (9449857799)

    Com Sadanand Makkannavar; DS CO Branch (9449835101)

    Com Lokesh; OS SNEA CO Branch ( 9449851404)

    All District Secretaries are requested to submit their requirements to Com K N Muralidhar immediately; latest by 19-10-2013, so that this year we will be able to supply the Diary in the last week of Neovember or 1st week of December 2013. Requirement at the end will not be entertained.

    The feed back if any or the correction in the informations to be printed in the diary may also to be communicated to Com SadanandMakkannavar. Com Lokesh will finalise the rates after negotiating with the Priners and Com Sureshkumar will ensure the distribution of the diaries in the period as scheduled


    Meeting with CGMT Karnataka;

    Com S B Nagavi CS, Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO, Com Puranik President CO and Com Chidambar Treasurer met Shri R K Misra CGMT Karnataka on 8-9-2013 and invited him for the open session of circle conference being held at Belgaum on 9th Nov 2013. In the meeting the new circle office branch office bearers were introduced to CGMT. CS also discussed about technical issues to reduce Air conditioning expenditure by employing air circulation systems in the BTSs and also small hydro electric generators in places like Chickmaglur and Madikeri and presented him the proposals received by some vendors.CS also discussed various methods of cost effective steps need to be taken and restoration of faulty power plants particularly in GSM area.

    CS afterwards met PGM HR Shri R Chandramouli and discussed on the posting of the waiting promoted Adhoc DEs. GM assurred taht by tomorrow posting orders will be issued for all the 7 cases who are waiting for posting. CS also discussed on the request transfer of Com Amarish, Com Girija in Bangalore, JTO request transfers, forwarding of application of deputation case of Com Chandrashekar JTO STR on compassionaate grounds.


    Circle Conference News:

    All the District Secretaries/COBs to kindly ensure that the online form is filled in respect of your/delegates tour to attend Circle Conference at Belgaum immediately. For any difficulty in filling you may please contact Com Pandurang Nayak AGS ( 9449854464 ) For the online form click here...

    CS writes to CGMT Karnataka for grant of Spl CL to attend PATNA CWC to be held on 25th and 26th Oct 2013.. For letter click here...


    We Extend our best wishes to all BSNL fraternity on the occassion of the 14th BSNL Formation day. Director CM appricates CGMT Karnataka and the circle for achieving 15.46% growth in GSM revenue in August 2013. For letter Click here.


    Com Rajendra SDE STR Hubli ( Rs.10,000-00) and Com Deepthi JTO Bellary ( Rs.5,000-00) have donated to circle building fund. Circle organisation is thankful to these comrades.


    Circle Conference:

    The circle conference of SNEA Karnataka will be held

    on 8th and 9th of November 2013

    at Belgaum.

    The pre-CEC will be held on 7th Nov 2013.

    The CHQ leaders Com G L Jogi and Com K Sebastin have consented grace the occassion. We will be inviting Com W Sheshagiri Rao veteran SNEA leader and our beloved CGMT Karnataka Shri R K Misraji, PGM HR Shri Chandramouli and other officers for the open session to be held on 9th November 2013. All the branches and disctrict bodies have to elect delegates restricting 1 delegate ( including DS ) to every 15 paid membership of the branch. The occommodation will be restricted to the delegates only. The district secreatary will also be part of the delegates as per the average paid membership. Notice for the conference will be issued shortly.


    Comrades of Belgaum have been actively preparing for the conference. All the district secretaries have to credit the Circle Conference Fund and the Legal Fund immediately, otherwise it will be very difficult to cope with the finanical auspects.We hope all will appriciate and co-operate in this matter. As the circle body has completed its tenure it is not fair to further postpone the conference on this ground.