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FR 22(1)(a)(1) Case of TTA to JTO Officiating Court left out Cases:

For the list sent to CHQ in respect of left out cases. For list click here..


Award To Com Somnath Jagadale DS Hubli:


Vishist Sanchar Seva Padak conferred on to Com S P Jagadale, District Secretary Hubli on 25th March 2017.

Thanks to respected GM Shri Vivek Jaiswalji for arranging a grand function, of course for recognizing the hard work of Com Jagadale despite facing him as DS in many issues where he had confronted but also got results by his sustained efforts.

Thanks to all well wishers of Com Jagadale who have thanked and congratulated him personally, through whatsup and SMSs.

Thanks to Smt Jyotirmaye, Lecturer Hanchinamane PU College Ddarwad, wife of Com Jagadale and all family members for their support to Jagadale.

Thanks to JTOs Comrades Kakkanna, Suresh, Uday TTAs Comrades Bankapur, Yavagal, Alasangi, Shivaprasadgowda, Abbigeri (now JAO), TMs Comrades Girish, Nithynand, Mallad and Driver Jeetu the team of Comrade Jagadale for their wonderful support.

Compassion, Commitment and Concern about BSNL got him the prestigious recognition. He has been the most successful leader of SNEA Hubli, brought glory and pride to SNEA by honestly and sincerely working presenting the cases of our members and always stood like rock beind the issues of our members. This act of him brought great improvement in our strength at Hubli and today all BSNL Engineers are members of SNEA today.

But this activity has never came in the way of his official duties. Rather he was extremely prompt in his official duties and works which has brought him this recognition. We wish Com Jagadale all the success in his future aims and dreams in furthering the progress of the Company BSNL as well as SNEA in the coming days. For Glimpses of award ceremony Click here...


FR 22(1)(a)(1) Case of TTA to JTO Officiating Court Case:

The list of SNEA members whose names are missing in the Hon Court order may be sent with full details to Com Pandurang Nayak JSS (9449854464) , to hs email id on or before 26th March 2017 so that he will send a consolidate list to CHQ. This may be treated as important and urgent. The list sumbitted thereafter will not be accepted. His email id is nayak.pandurang@gmail.com


Cancellation of Hunger Strike of 16th and 17th March-2017


We have belatedly received the information from the CHQ on the cancellation of the programme of Hunger Strike. The CHQ and BSNL management engaged in ensuring the meeting of in charge DOT Secretary and could not materialize however, BSNL management once again informed in writing to us that they are fully engaged in the issue and CHQ has taken cognizance of the same, hence cancelled the programme. CHQ definitely must be trying to impress upon BSNL management that we SNEA are equally responsible because we are passing through a critical financial year to increase our revenue and also fully understand that there is no regular DOT Secretary on Board. I feel this much liberty to the CHQ is available in doing so and find no reason to doubt of their seriousness or commitment in the issue of Standard Pay Scales demand or for that matter 22820 issue. This association, to be precise this association alone has the credibility of achieving all the glories in the fast on the foundation of sustained negotiation and struggle in all important issues. Our veteran Late W Sheshagiri Rao, used to tell us that trade union action should be the last resort but never forget that once it has to be resorted to, it should be with full preparation and full force. Being SNEAans, one should not have an iota of doubt that leadership has told something for the sake of gaining votes. If SNEA had fought verification for gaining votes it would als have had the unholy alliances. These sort of feelings will weaken our movement. Though it is standard pay scale we will witness that all seniors will also equally participate or participated in such struggles and they were never complaisant. This association is a blend or both youngsters, seniors and top executives. Any one section hurting the feeling of others are not welcome and our leaders have trained us how we must be accommodative and result oriented. 

We have after the cancellation of the programme, received many aggressive responses, even doubting the seriousness of the leadership, the CHQ for the abrupt cancellation of the programme. Of course, this is the outburst of the patience of our young JTOs who have been waiting for long years on this vital issue. It is more pertinent here to know that who had created this mess all these years and also how to effectively move forward. It becomes the responsibility of everyone of us that once the real struggle starts on this issue, we have ensure the participation of all the SNEAans as well as all stake holder executives in the struggle.

We all must also understand that, verification, representative executive association are not the only the path for the solutions of theses issues but the real solution lies in the STRONG and UNITED fight in the coming days.

As Circle Secretary of this organization, I have took all your resentment as our aggressive strength for the remaining, forthcoming programmes of our agitation. In the meantime I have  appraised all these developments to our respected CHQ  and got the direction that all SSAs to hold organizational meetings to make future programmes successful.

So comrades, get ready for a great struggle in the Month of April and onward, struggle and struggle alone can get us standard pay scales.


Circle Secretary.



CS writes to CGMT Karnataka Shri P Nagaraju, to increase the number of Rule 8 transfers upto WL No.79 and 8 Spouze cases. For letter click here...


It has been decided that the Two days Relay Hunger strike on 16th and 17th March, 2017 will not be held for now. However there will not be any change in the TU programmes from 11.04.2017 onwards. Since regular Secretary DoT has not joined so far, decision on E1A and E2A pay scales may take some time.  DIR(HR) tried to arrange a meeting with Secretary for the last one week but could not materialize as regular Secretary not available. CMD also tried to discuss the issue with Secretary and resolve it. Yesterday DIR(HR) written a DO letter also to AS(T) citing the Trade Union Notice of the recognized Executive Association in BSNL and requested DoT for early approval of the proposal by BSNL for revision on E1A and E2A scales.

Today DIR(HR) invited SNEA for discussion and explained the developments and appealed not to go for agitation till regular Secretary joins in DoT.

Morning we had discussion with CMD also. Both assured us to use their good office to settle the issue as soon as new Secretary joins.

View Copy of the Appeal by GM (SR) /BSNL CO.


Observe Hunger Strike and Lunch Hour Demonstration

DoT Approval for standard pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.01.2007 for JTO/JAOs and SDE/AOs as per 2nd PRC. 

Two days Hunger strike on 16th and

17th March, 2017 at BSNL HQs and Circle HQs:

Union cabinet decided to implement standard pay scales in all CPSUs. DPE issued guidelines and clarification strictly directing all the CPSUs and Administrative Ministries on 26.11.2008, 02.04.2009 and 24.12.2012 to implement standard pay scales. DPE further directed BSNL and DoT on 09.07.2014 to implement standard pay scales only.

BSNL recommended standard pay scales on 06.06.2016, 9 months back. Again BSNL gave a presentation to DoT on 10.02.2017 to approve E2 and E3 scales only without cascading effect, with the approval of MC as it will address DoT concern.

Some negative forces in DoT are decided to demote the cadres to E1 and E2 scales or to extend on E1A and E2A instead of E2 and E3. DoT will be taking a decision on BSNL proposal based on the suggestion of the few negative officers in DoT shortly.

It is the time for all the BSNL Executives to mount pressure on DoT and BSNL Management to approve standard pay scales of E2 and E3 only. It is a do or die situation for BSNL Executives.

Be United, come out and join the struggle from 16thMarch onwards for approving the standard pay scales of E2 and E3, for getting E2 scale instead of E1, for addressing the pay loss and for the recognition and status of the JTO/JAO/SDE/AO equivalent cadres.


March to Raj Bhawan / Collectorate / DM Office on 9th March, 2017 by all Unions and Associations -- Make extensive preparations:


a) Opposing Niti Ayogs proposal for Closure and transfer of BSNL assets to State Govts.

b) Opposing formation of Subsidiary Tower Company.

c) Demanding allotment of 4G spectrum, free of cost, to BSNL.

d) Opposing favours being extended to Reliance Jio.

View Copy of the Memorandum (In Word format)


In this regard the meeting at CGMT office Bangalore was held on 7th March 2017 at BSNLEU Office and all the Circle Secretaries decided to make the programme a great success. For detailed information click here. Co-ordinate at SSA level and make the programme a great success


Circle Conference News:

Today Circle conference dates are finalised by the Host SSA comrades and the schedule will be as follows.


Pre-CEC Meeting on 26-05-2017

Circle Conference on 27th and 28th May 2017



( Please note the change in dates published in watsup)


Notice for the conference will be issued shortly.

All the District Secretaries are requested to kindly remit the conference donation at the rate of Rs.500 per member to be collected and credited to the Circle Treasurer immediately; latest by 15th March 2017


CS Com S B Nagavi and JSS Com Pandurang Nayak met CGMT Karnataka Shri P Nagaraju on 22-02-2017 and discussed various issues regarding development and mainly on the BB NOC related issues and took up the matter of Server Failures and prolonged interruptions very seriously. CS emphasized the need of this importance in the background of Reliance JIO services where subscribers have started doubting the present failures as the indirect support of BSNL to private operators and employees and executives in the field are embarrassed by the direct attack of subscribers. The present crisis is causing serious dent in the goodwill of BSNL, existing in the common citizen of India. CGM informed that he is in constant touch with NOC authorities and will do his all out efforts for early restoration.



Protest at NOC Bangalore:

CS in discussion with GM BB NOC Bangalore


Comrades of BGTD under the leadership of Com Jayaprakash Javali, assembled at NOC Bangalore on 221st Feb 2017 and conducted lunch hour protest demonstration. All the Branch secretaries and active members of BGTD have also attended the event. CS Com S B Nagavi, JSS Com Pandurang Nayak, ACS Com M H Gombi, CVP Com Balakrishna Aithal, DS Circle Office Com Sadanand Makkannavar, CEC Member Com Tata Babu have also joined in the protest. All leaders have shared their views on the adverse impact being resulted on the company and strongly condemned the lack of seriousness of BSNL management in resolving the issues to ultimately achieve a robust working of the NOC. The failures have become routine and the frequency of failure has increased and now the duration of the failure has been to days and weeks. This attitude of the GM NOC and CGM BB services needs to be thoroughly investigated into and proper uninterrupted service need to be ensured to save BSNL. For glimpses of protest click here…

Formal meeting with PGM BGTD:

The formal meeting on the agenda points of DS BGTD was held on 21st Feb 2017. In addition to office bearers of BGTD Com S B Nagavi CS and Pandurang Nayak JSS have also attended the meeting. The meeting was held in a cordial manner and the issues raised by SNEA were accepted and action accordingly will be taken. Minutes are likely to be issued shortly. For glimpses click here..

CS visits Shimoga on 20th Feb 2017 for finalizing the Function Hall and dates of Circle Conference:

The District body also arranged emergency meeting of SNEA Shgimoga and felicitated Com S B Nagavi CS and com Pandurang Nayak JSS on the eve of Victory in the Executive Membership Verification held in December 2016. The District Body also decided to hold the Circle Conference tentatively on 6th and 7th May 2017. For the Glimpses of meeting Click here..




CS Com S B Nagavi along with the CWC Members Comrades Jayaprakash Javali DS BGTD, Somanath Jagadale DS Hubli, Ganapathi Samaga DS DKTD,  R G Kulkarni (Belgaum), Munishekar (Kolar), JSS CHQ Com Pandurang Nayak  have attended the CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE HYDERaBAD from 13th Feb to 16th Feb and actively participated.  Com Tata Babu (BGTD), Com Satishkumar (Chickmaglur) who were in Hyderabad have also spared their time to witness the proceedings. Issues relating to Karnataka were effectively represented by the team of Karnataka in addition to participating in all policy issues. For the outstanding performance of Com Tata Babu, in the EMV campaign, he was asked to share his experiences in the meeting. Com GS and CHQ President have greeted all CSs with flowers for the victory. For the glimpses of the CWC and Victory Celebrations click here...


As has been pursued by SNEA from the beginning to consider maximum transfers from the first batch of trainees, the transfer orders for 24 JTOs issued today and particularly making the substitutes also. Congratulations to the JTOs who have got transfer. For orders click here..


Minutes of the Formal Meeting released by CGMT Karnataka today. For minutes click here. We are thankful to CGMT Shri P Nagaraju in this regard especially approving 74 Rule 8 transfers.

Formal Meeting with CGMT Karnataka:


The formal meeting scheduled with CGMT Karnataka circle, was held on 1st Feb 2017. The meeting was attended by Com Pandurang Nayak JSS (CHQ), Com S B Nagavi CS, Com Savita Circle VP, Com Jayaprakash Javali DS BGTD, Com S P Jagadale DS Hubli /CWC member, Com Sadanand Makkannavar DS CO, Com Munishekar CWC Member from SNEA. Com Giridhar EC member from Mobile Branch and Com Tata Babu CEC member BGTD have also attended as the invitees. Respected Shri P Nagaraju CGMT Karnataka Chaired the meeting along with the official side represented by Shri Raghava Kumar Sr GM Nobiles ( Promoted as CGMT STP Chennai) , Shri Surendar Shenoy PGM Mktg, Smt Sumam Pillai Sr GM Finance, Shri Janardhan Rao Sr GM New Services, Shri Ashok Agarwal GM Admn and HR, Shri M V Angadi DGM HR, Shri Swaminathan DE HR, Shri Puranik DE Welfare, Shri Balasubramaniyam DE IT and Shri Pattar SDE Welfare.

CGMT Congratulated the CS and SNEA team for being emerged as the majority association at Circle and All India level and sought the co-operation of SNEA in all the works of the company to achieve maximum revenue this year also. CS in his introductory speech thanked CGMT for the prompt action in holding the meeting as requested by us in the urgent need of resolution some pressing issues. On behalf of SNEA Karnataka CS assured of our full co-operation in the works of the company.

All the agenda points of SNEA were discussed in a cordial manner and most of the issues were resolved even before the meeting also. On the agenda points administration assured to supply the minutes copy shortly.

A detailed discussion was held on the issue of Rule 8 and administration appraised the issue of shortage of JTOs and the issue of 46 JTOs going to be retired though we are getting about 84 new JTOs (under training) and expressed the difficulties in the consideration of the Rule 8 transfers. SNEA presented the strength of the young JTOs who were instrumental in bringing the circle to profit level last year. They have left their native places/States and have been working away from their parents, spouze keeping the hope that once new substitutes  becoming available, they will get their chance of joining spouse and parents. In view of keeping this motivation alive in the minds of these youngsters and also as they have completed more than 6 to 10 years of  service in our circle it is not fair on our part to make them to further wait. This will highly demotivate them. After detailed deliberations,  CGMT was kind enough to approve the consideration of 74 Rule 8 cases, i.e. upto WL 74., and the same was also agreed and accepted by SNEA, taking into consideration of all aspects both on management side as well as the interest of our JTOs. In addition to the above it was further agreed to consider all the possible intra circle transfers also.

We are very much thankful to Respected Shri P Nagaraju CGMT Karnataka, Shri Ashok Agarwal GM Admn and HR, Shri M V Angadi DGM HR, Shri Swaminathan DE HR and all others for considering the rule 8 transfers and for agreeing on all other points raised by SNEA.We also thank the welfare section for the nice arrangement of the meeting.

SNEA was instrumental in getting 64 Rule 8 transfers considered last year and now 74 cases this year. We will continue our efforts in the future also.

CGMT has almost agreed on all the points we have raised and the details will be published shortly on other issues.

For the Glimpses of Meeting Click here....

For meeting letter click here...

Meeting of CS with CGMT Karnataka:

CS Com S B Nagavi along with DS Hubli Com Somanath Jagadale and DS Kolar Com Narain Nandakumar met Shri P Nagaraju CGMT Karnataka circle yesterday and discussed on the important and pressing urgent issues. SNEA has registered its strong protest on the attitude of circle administration towards the decisions taken unilaterally but with lot of mistakes in addressing the issues of intra circle and Rule 8 transfers of JTOs and the willful denial of administration to take into the requests and suggestions tried to be given by SNEA to ensure more cases of requests considered before taking a final decision. CS pointed out glaring errors in the unilateral decisions taken by the administration  which was noticed by us after seeing the orders. The present attitude of the administration is lacking  prudent thinking, violates  rules and procedures and defeating the due natural justice to the honest JTOs who have obeyed the orders of transfers in earlier years and now waiting for their due and justified orders in the form of intra circle/rule 8 transfers. We have in detail  explained  CGM,  all the violations occurred in the present stand taken by the administration. We have also appraised CGM that so far no formal meeting  was given on the agenda and assuring to give us the meeting, simultaneously  decision being taken thereon is creating unrest in the minds of the stake holders in these issues. SNEA made it clear that approach of administration is against the intent of EMV rules 2014. After detailed discussion, CGM understood of the adverse impacts of the administrative stand and assured to reconcile the same, also assuring to hold the meeting next week at least  on the issues raised by us today. We have also discussed on the issues of the request transfer of DEs and DGMs who also have obeyed the orders of administration and joined at different places in Karnataka circle even after serving at other circles last year and earlier, to meet the administrative exigencies. CGM assured to look into all these cases. CS brought to the notice of the administration clause 7 of the notification issued in the recognition of the executive association by BSNL CO as per EMV rules 2014 and to take cognizance of the same in its true spirit in interacting with the executive associations to ultimately achieve the goal of the recently concluded EMV.


Resolution of Request transfer WL issue by CGMT Karnataka: The arbitrary order to stop the transfer request registration is finally withdrawn by Circle Administration with a modification. Reply given to CS SNEA in this regard. For reply click here..<<1>><<2>>. Before we withdraw the LHD we will further discuss with GM as assurred by CGM.

The rule 8 and request transfers of non-recruiting circles are updated in the circle intranet. We are thankful to AGM, DGM and other officers for the positive action.

CS also met CGMT Karnataka circle and discussed on the issues of Rule 8 and request transfers urgently. CGM informed that he will instruct GM to discuss on urgent points.


CS writes to CGMT Karnataka on the issues of RTTC Mysore and posting of JTOs selected for RTTC. For letter click here.

CS writes to CGM STR Chennai for agenda meeting. For letter click here.

CS writes to GM Admn and HR O/o CGMT Ktk and gives notice of organisationasl action on the willful non action for transfers of non recruiting circles. For notice click here.


CS along with Com Giridhar and Com Tukaram met CGMT Shri P Nagaraju and handed over the new 2017 Diaries to CGM.

Distribution of Diaries at Circle Office.

The Diaries will be distributed at Circle Office on Friday the 6th Jan 2017.


CS Nagavi S B along with Com Tata Babu, CEC member yesterday met DGM Shri M V Angadi, and discussed various issues relating to updating of Waiting List of JTOs request transfers, (1) the anomalies still existing particularly the incoming request transfers of STR JTOs requesting Karnataka Telecom circle even after the applications being forwarded by the CGMT STR Chennai, (2) the serious anomalies created in the Looking After orders issued by the management, (3) sending of JTOs for Phase II training as still huge number of JTOs are waiting for the training and (4) TBU of PA/PS of BGTD. DGM assured to look into the cases raised by us and informed us that the PA/PS TBU will be issued shortly in respect of BGTD as the minutes are ready and will be approved shortly.


CS submits Agenda to CGMT Karnataka Circle for the discussion on various issues including the Rule 8 and intra Circle transfers. For Agenda Click here..


CS along with CVP, COS, DS CO and other active comrades met CGMT and other PGMs and Sr GM Mobile and yesterday wished them on the eve of new years day.








2017 Diary Released by Shri N Venkateshwara Rao, CGMT in charge on 25th Dec 2017.





CS delivered Diary 2017 to Shri Mohan DGM Chickmaglur



CS and DS BGTD met Director CFA Shri N K Gupta on his visit to Bangalore.  







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S B Nagavi, BSc, LLB
Circle Secretary

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