Welcome to SNEA KArnataka

Edited and Published By S B Nagavi, CS

Click here for membership form



SNEA leadership met Shri R Mani, CGMT Karnataka and welcomed him on 19th May 2017:


Kolar Annual GB Meeting of SNEA:

A well organized meeting SNEA Kolar was held on 21st June 2017 at Kolar under the leadership  of Com Narain Nandakumar DS and Com Munishekar CWC  member. Com Giridhar AGM presided over the function. GB deliberated on the burning issues of SSA and particularly on the outsourcing incremental OF cable maintenance and also acknowledged the role of SNEA in highlighting the facts in the issue. Comrades who are being relieved under Rule 8 transfers are honored and felicitated by SNEA Kolar for their services to BSNL Karnataka and Kolar. The untiring efforts of SNEA in recognizing these services vy ensuring the rule 8 transfers as the relief to join their families and the dear ones was very well appreciated by honoring CS SNEA on this occasion. CS informed the house that he accepts the recognition attributable to the collective efforts in our endeavor but not as an individual. SNEA is capable of producing leaders to achieve the goals of executives even in the coming days also. CS categorically assured to ensure that in the coming days the issues relating the present LICE promoted JTOs will be protected at any cost and SNEA is committed for that. Com Munishekar recollected the memories how SNEA came into picture at Kolar, when all DRs were treated like bonded labours by vested interests at Kolar and the success in countering and nullifying such forces under the banner of SNEA. Com Tata Babu, CEC member spoke on the occasion and gave detailed account of the achievements of SNEA right from the beginning of BSNL formation and why he is today the strong supporter of SNEA. Right from the local issues to national level SNEA is going to play a major role in the coming days and being in SNEA and supporting all decisions of SNEA will save BSNL for ever at the same time achieve all our cadre demands into a reality. Com Narain gave brief report of Kolar Branch and drawn the attention of CS on issues relating to stores, FTTH and Transmission related maintenance issues. The meeting concluded with vote of thanks.
Glimpses of Kolar SNEA Meeting.


Glimpses of Dharna at Circle Office BG by Unions/Associations.

Glimpses of Kolar SNEA Meeting.



MASS DHARNA on 20.06.2017:

Unions and Associations Mass Dharna at BSNLCO Circle and SSA HQ demanding:


(i) Settle wage revision and pension revision w.e.f. 01.01.2017.

(ii) Settle superannuation benefits to the Directly Recruited employees.

(iii) Unconditionally withdraw the Corporate Office letter dated 08.05.2017, banning all trade union activities in BSNL and vindictive actions.


Historic Joint CEC of SNEA, AIGETOA and BASE(I) of Karnataka Circle:

The Joint Circle working committee of the three associations was held at SNEA BHAVAN, Sahakar Nagar, Bangalore on 9th June 2017 under the President ship of Veteran Com B S Venkateshmurthy, Circle President SNEA Karnataka. Com Ashok Shigli, President AIGETOA shared the dias and conducted the function in grand and most focused and purposeful way. Com K Sebastin, Convenor, Joint Forum of Executives’ Association and General Secretary SNEA, Com Shankar General Secretary BASE(I) and Com Ravishil Verma, General Secretary AIGETOA were the distinguished guests on the occasion.

The proceedings commenced with the invocation. Com S B Nagavi after welcoming the guests and the house, gave a brief report of the progress and development of SNEA Bhavan, its use for the public of Sahakar Nagar and members of SNEA where we are able to provide free accommodation to members of SNEA during their visit to Bangalore. The saga of dedication and sacrifice of our predecessor leaders in bringing this asset SNEA BHAVAN, the market value of the asset now exceeding 2 crores, and remembered the names of Com Gangadhara Rao, Com Raghavendra Rao and Com Vittal Rao, their vision and fore thinking in bringing this asset and the value addition of the present body in constructing the First and Second Floor. Today we are the beneficiaries of the fruits of such asset. CS acknowledged the huge donations by our members in the construction of this massive building. He remembered the name of Com M N Ramakrishna, Present District President Mysore who donated Rs. 16,002-00 in the year 1994.

In the meeting today Com Uday Ravi, DGM Mangalore announced Rs.10,000-00 donation to SNEA Bhavan and Com Sandeep JTO Raichur announced Rs.5,000-00.

Com Sunder Raju CS AIGETOA has briefed the details of the agitation programmes  by the JF, conducted in Karnataka and declared to strengthen the bonding of JF in the coming days on CHQ as well as Circle issues.

Com Pandurang Nayak, JSS spoke and explained the role of youngsters in the present circumstances and their future is fully depended on the seriousness with which each one of us take this programme and actively participate.

Com Shankar, GS BASE(I) assured the full support in the coming days and all their circle/SSA units will take active and 100% participation as their issues being taken care of JF.

Com Ravishil Verma GS AIGETOA, explained on the seriousness of the issues on the agenda and its full accomplishment depends on our full energy participation in the forthcoming days. He has explained that the Joint Forum of SNEA, AIGETOA with other executive associations is moving with clear vision and full confidence of achieving the common issues drawn out in our demands.

Com K Sebastin, Convenor JF and General Secretary SNEA, in his address elaborated the present position on all the issues vis-a vis Standard Pay Scales, 30% SAB, promotions from JTO to SDE and  SDE to DE, uniform 4 year first TBU, Pay parity and particularly on the move of BSNL CO, the Dir HR and CMD who are presently in line with the demands of JF and represented vehemently to DOT that they are with the executives’ and needs them to be resolved to improve the performance of the company and motivation of the staff and executives.

Both the GS, made it very clear that their path of negotiation with the management was paved the way by the mass CL of more than TWENTY FOUR THOUSAND EXECUTIVES as part of JF call. While GS AIGETOA claimed the selective threat of disciplinary action of management is a feather in his cap for his success in consolidation of executives’ support, GS SNEA told that getting charge sheet is not new to SNEA that they have faced such situations in the past and they will not be deterred by such tricks of administration to divide and rule at the same time assured the house that the action on AIGETOA leadership will be nullified in toto at any cost. Both GS have appealed to all the activists not be complacent but be prepared for any short notice to hit back to the management by our organizational action if situation so demands. When some leadership in the fag end of his service takes a narrow view to defeat the success of larger issues, their members have every right to take a considered comprehensive stand in the larger benefit of executives and this message should reach down the line.

As such presently we are much concerned with the stiff competition and price war we are facing in the industry, the JF will strive hard to utilize all methods to convince MOSC, DOT, BSNL and if they fail to be sincere and honest at any stage, we will be and we must be ready to react.

Com Ashok Shigli, Com B S Venkateshmurthy have delivered their presidential address and both endorsed the view of CHQ.

The meeting adjourned sine die with a resolution of working with strong bonding in the circle for achieving the local and CHQ issues.

 Com Jayaprakash Javali DS BGTD extended vote of thanks.

Glimpses of Joint CEC Meeting of SNEA/AIGETOA/BASE(I) <<<View>>>



Congratulations. Your unqualified support for the cause taken up by SNEA to ensure the intra circle and Rule 8 transfers of our JTOs, who had been serving in Karnataka in most cases even for more than decades; has now finally put straight and implementation commenced. Though SNEA leadership has taken very clear focused stand on the strategy; it is your support, commitment and firm belief in this leadership, which resulted into achieving 64 Rule 8 transfers last year and 71 Rule 8 transfers now.

You must be aware or investigate on the intention of the people who claimed 1:1 transfer when 82 candidates were sent for JTO training, even by writing a letter to CGMT but how they changed their colors and tried their level best to become the stumbling block in these matters. We are surprised to know that when the management was about take firm decision to decide the posting of JTO trainees to enable the agreed 74 Rule 8 transfers, these forces questioned even the authority of CGMT to issue Rule 8 orders and pleaded to get clarification from BSNL CO on such authority. They tried to mislead management that CGMT cannot issue Rule 8 orders. Circle Office accordingly written to BSNL CO to get such clarification which was very strongly rebutted telephonic ally by BSNL CO that seeking such clarification totally amounts to poor knowledge on the staff and HR matters. When such reaction was received by BSNL CO, they have realized that what is being demanded by this association is totally in line with the rules and procedures and our intervention at each and every stage  yielded us the expected results.

In 2015, we had no JTO recruitment either through LICE or by Direct Recruitment, we could allow the long stay transfer in the cadre JTOs to consider the request transfers and as no increase in the number of JTOs, we could not pursue the Rule 8 transfers also.

When 22 LICE candidates except one medical case were used to consider the request transfer during the then CGMT Shri R K Mishra period, none intervened and it was a smooth sail as requested by SNEA. Of course all these JTOs are getting transferred back to their required places now.

When in 2016, we got 190 TTAs promoted as JTOs and among them 70 candidates were having more than 3 to 4 years of service, the ulterior motive of these forces when encouraged by administration to resort to long stay transfers protecting these 70 was successfully stalled by SNEA by our agitation at the same time achieved our assured 64 Rule 8 transfers.  In the process more than 30 request transfers were also got ordered and implemented by our agitation programme in 2016.

Now in 2017, through our formal meeting with the management on 1st Feb, we were able to clinch transfer of Rule 8 cases upto WL No.74 and thereafter worked continuously  with the administration by our much needed inputs as well as intervention in such a way that side by side maximum request transfers are also considered. Our efforts have yielded full results.

First Rule 8 cases are identified; the request transfers to these resultant vacancies were fixed. These two processes paved the way to identify vacant posts for the candidates who are getting their promotion. More than 60% of the trainees also got their desired places. The postings were ensured by counseling method as per training centre marks.  

These candidates who are getting promoted are enbloc juniors to both Rule 8  as well as the intra circle aspirants and therefore their effort to override these seniors should have been properly resisted by all executive associations and there should have been a unanimity on this fundamental position. But surprisingly these other associations’ initially demanding 1:1 rule 8 transfers corresponding to 82 trainees, when management actually reached to act positively on the issue, changed their stand. Had these forces proceeded on proper line, we would have clinched 5 more Rule 8 cases plus 8 spouse cases. In fact the then CGMT had assured us that he will at least ensure net 74 cases but now only 71 could be cleared. But unfortunately our energy was to be much focused only on achieving the assured cases rather than increasing the numbers due the confusion tried by others in the process.

Of course, we went to RTTC Mysore and met all these trainees and explained the position. We have told them in what way their demand for posting them to Bangalore by replacing the long stay JTO of Bangalore other places will hold no ground. The hard fact is that these JTOs whom they are talking of sending them on long stay transfer are waiting for their SDE promotion for more than 20 years. These JTO trainees for whom they are showing vengeance; they were trying to get Bangalore etc., have just put in 5 to 7 years service and are going to other places on promotion. When the JTOs get SDE promotion they will also be bound to be transferred but not on the only reason of their longest stay.

We have also clarified them in categorical terms during our visit at RTTC that; when a situation of the future trainee being proposed tp be posted to Bangalore or any other place, this association will very seriously take up the matter to ensure the transfer of the presently disturbed candidates to such places to undo the aberration by relaxing the condition of two year stay as future trainees are the junior-most.

JTO cadre is a feeder cadre and people are recruited here and in any department, the internal transfers will be ensured before posting the new person. SDE cadre is not feeder cadre. And to consider the request transfers long stay transfer has to be resorted as there is no direct recruitment.

Today SNEA has the satisfaction that, we are able to achieve the highest number of Rule 8 transfers and almost all request transfers and this is being felt and enjoyed by all those JTOs who are members of SNEA or otherwise.

SNEA fought for ensuring the management to follow the rules, the rule of law should govern, and the law of the land should prevail. Our appeal to these forces is to understand this and move forward. This association never fought for gaining membership by false assurances. Today we are equally conscious that some JTOs trainees are not able to get their desired places. We don’t enjoy their disturbance, but will try to bring them back to desired places in the immediate next opportunity. Now this is our responsibility and we will sincerely pursue it with full commitment.

We are sorry to say that when hundreds of JTOs are waiting for decades for their transfers others were trying to derail it in the name of long stay, SNEA shouldered its responsibility to get them relief and justice but never with the intent of disturbing the JTO trainees.

Dear young promoted JTOs,

You are entering into the cadre of Executives, from Monday 12th June 2017. We welcome you to this prestigious cadre. We are having larger issues to fight for you. The standard Pay Scales (E2 Rs.20600), 30% SAB, CPSU cadre hierarchy etc.,. These efforts of association will take you to the level of GMs and CGMs and this is our final target. You are the luckiest of the Group C cadre because you are entering executive cadre in just 6 to 7 years of service and that too in numbers of 100, 200. May be you might have seen the posting issue one perceptive but when it is taken comprehensively you will be able to perceive that no injustice is enforced. Our appeal is to look at the intent of the forces assured you and not at the promise that have been brought before you. To take a call on which association you are to be is your liberty. The way we fought for the transfer of JTOs to whatever the association he belongs and this principle of ours goes on and on. Definitely you would be the next beneficiary of our efforts in the coming days. Once again wishing you all the best in your career.






Spl CL Granted by CGMT Karnataka Circle for the CEC. <<View>>

CS along with DS BGTD and DS CO met CGMT Karnataka Circle Shri N Venkateshwara Rao yesterday and discussed various issues including timely relieving of JTOs, SDEs on transfer and also modification in the posting of DGMs and AGMs to avoid anomaly. CS also brought to the notice of CGMT, the colourable practices of DGM Karwar, defying the orders and instructions of GM Karwar in order to meet his unfair requirements.


Emergency Circle Executive Committe Meeting:

The CEC meeting of

SNEA Karnataka circle will be held

at SNEA Bhavan, Sahakar Nagar, Bangalore

on 09th June 2017 from 1000 hours.

The meeting will be addressed by CHQ leaders, General Secretary Com K Sebastin, Joint Secretary Com Pandurang Nayak and also by other Joint Forum leaders on the pending HR issues and the modality of the programme of action to achieve the same. The district Secrertaries are requested to come prepared with their inputs to make the programme a grand succes. CS is also contacting the circle level JF leaders to hold joint meeting on the same day.

All the District Secretaries, CEC and CWC members, Circle Office Bearers have to attend the meeting positively without fail. Attendence is compulsory. For notice and agenda copy click here..Spl CL will be sanctioned and published in circle intranet today.


Farewell Function:

Respected Sri P Nagaraju, Advisor, DOT, the then CGMT Karnataka, is retiring today the 31st May 2017 and SNEA circle organisation is proposing to conduct

a grand farewell function

on 3rd June 2017 at 1500 hours

in CGMT Office Bangalore

to express our gratituous feelings for the work he has done to our circle as well as to the executive cadre. All the District Secretaries, District Office Bearers, Circle Office Bearers all members of circle office, Mobile Services and BGTD are also invited on this great occassion and be a part for the success of the function.


CHQ News:

In strongest protest against repressive measures and vindictive actions against our leaders , Jt Forum of BSNL Executives Associations decided to hold two days Massive Dharna at BSNL CO, Circle HQs and SSA HQs on 01.06.2017 and 02.06.2017.  

for letter click here


Farewell Function:

It is proposed to arrange a farewell function to our beloved and respected CGMT Karnataka Shri P Nagaraju on his promotion and superannuation retiurement. The programme is tantatively scheduled to be held on 3rd June 2017 at Circle Office Conference Hall. All the district Secretaries, District Presidents, Circle Office bearers and active members are invited to attend the function. The exact time will be informed after confirmation of the time slot of CGMT.


Postponment of Circle Conference:

It is informed by GS Com K Sebastin, that it will not be possible for the CHQ leaders to attend the Circle Conference on 27th and 28th May 2017, due to their pre-occupied programmes at Central Headquarters specially on the agitation programmes and various discussions on the demands of SNEA and suggested us to postpone the confercnce.

The circle conferance donation is so far not credited by many SSAs, including all big SSAs also. In the absence of sufficient funds it is not possible to schedule the circle conference. In view of this it is reqestred that all SSAs who have not credited the circle conference fund, Diary amount and quota due to immediately credit the same.

The decision to hold the conference will be taken after receipt of the requsit funds and dues.

6th Day Relay Hunger Strike:

6th Day RHS programme was a grand success by the presence of our Belgaum Comrades ( Seven members ) and  ACE Division (Architecture, Civil and Electrical) comrades ( 25 members ) from all SSAs of Karnataka, of course supported by Circle Office young comrades and BGTD members also.

Com Pandurang Nayak JSS (CHQ), Com D D Shanwad AGM and Senior Comrade of Belgaum, Com Kamath DS Belgaum have addressed the gathering from Belgaum. Com Bapugouda Patil of AIGETOA Belgaum also addresed the meeting. Comrades of AIGETOA lead by Latha Jain also fully participated in the hunger fast and the gathering was addressed by Com Lata and Uttam.

During lunch hour CS BASE(I) Com Mahadev and Com Prabhu have also addressed and explained the importance of agitation. Com Ramesh Ex DS BGTD explained the importance of struggles that have yielded in the previous instances.

In the evening when Member Services respected Shri R K Mishraji arrived at the RHS vanue, members taken slogans for the implementation of standard pay scales which is pending with DOT. Members Services DOT hand shaked with Com Nagavi CS SNEA and invited us to CGM's chamber and held discussions with all the JF representatives. Com Gundanna Convenor also accompanied and held discussions. The focus was on E2 E3 issue and the 3rd PRC implementation.

As per CHQ instructions, the programme is deferred and members present in the RHS announced that they will be ready for any future call given by CHQ/JF in the coming days.


5th Day Relay Hunger Strike:

Com B S Venkateshmurthy Circle President, Com M N Ramakrishna Distrct President Mysore and Com A B Naragund District Secretary and ten members of Mysore SNEA have participated in the 5th day programme on 5-5-5017. 

Com Jayaprakash Javali DS BGTD, Com M H Gombi ACS, Com Ramesh Ex DS BGTD, Com R B Joshi ExDS BGTD and other comrades of BGTD have also participated in the programme.

Com S P Jagadale DS Hubli also continued his fast yesterday.

Com Pallavi Latha DS AIGETOA and her colleuges also took part in the RHS programme.

Comrades of Circle office have joined in launch hour meeting to extend the moral and solidarity support.

Today Comrades of Belgaum and Civil and Electrical wing (ACE Karnataka Circle Branch) will  participate in the programme today the 6th May 2017.


4th Day Relay Hunger Strike:

Lead by Com S P Jagadale DS SNEA Hubli, along with 10 members of Hubli SSA was held yesterday the 4th May 2017. Four Comrades of SNEA Circle office joined the programme. Com Ahok Shigli Circle Presidnet AIGETOA along with Com Sourab Agarwal also took part in the programme.

Com S P Jagadale, DS while addressing the programme focused on the need of consolidation to bring the much needed pressure on the management to ensure our demands are met at the earliest.

Huge number of members of Circle Office members of all executive associations have also attended the programme during lunch hour and extended their moral and solidarity support for the ongoing struggle.

Today Comrades of Mysore SSA will be leading the programme.


Comrades of Belgaum will be participating on Saturday.


The relay hunger strike of the third day i.e. on 3rd May 2017 was lead by Com Mahesh DS Tumkur with more than 11 members from Tumkur attended and took part in the programme. Com Leela Branch Secretary Malleshwaram with her colleagues also participated. Com Ashok Shigli Circle President AIGETOA participated and addressed the programme. During lunch hour Com M N Ramakrishna District President SNEA Mysore and comrades of Mysore also attended the programme.

Huge number of circle office executives especially  members of AIBSNLEA have also attended the lunch hour meeting and expressed support to the members  on hunger fast. Com Savita, Com Ramakrishna, Com Nagavi, Com Javali of SNEA and Com Shigli of AIGETOA addressed during Lunch Hour.

Comrades day by day the momentum of our struggle getting consolidated and going stronger and members from outstation are coming to circle office and participating. This being noticed by members of circle office are now appreciating the members of this association and joint forum for the spirit of our comrades and the inner strengths our comrades do have.

Circle organization acknowledges the great programme of our Tumkur comrades and thank Com Mahesh and his team and all the members of Joint Forum who took part yesterday.

Today Comrades of Hubli will be on hunger fast. Comrades of STP and Circle office are likely to take part in the programme. And tomorrow Mysore comrades will take the lead.


The relay hunger strike on the second day i.e., on 2nd May 2017 was lead by Com Narain Nandakumar DS Kolar and 21 comrades of Kolar have participated in the programme. One member from AIGETOA, one member of SNEA Circle Office also participated in RHS. Members of circle office also joined in the lunch hour and supported the members on hunger fast.

Today more than 10 members of Tumkur SSA under the leaqdership of Com Mahesh DS Tumkur  have promised to participate. Comrades of BGTD have assured to join in today's programme.

Com Sunder Raj CS AIGETOA, Com Narain Nandakumar DS Kolar and Com S B Nagavi CS SNEA have addressed the gathering during lunch hours.

Thanks to all comrades who have been volunteering to be part of this struggle for dignity of executives. Let the struggle consolidate to furhter heights in the coming days to strengthen the hands of CHQ Joint Forum in resolution of our justified demands.


Today also lunch hour meeting will be programmed and the members of circle office and BGTD are requested to be present in the meeting.


Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike Commenced on May Day the 1st May 2017, making another history in the trade Union Movements. Com S B Nagavi CS SNEA and Com Sundar Raj CS AIGETOA began their fast from 0930 am of 1st May. Com Mahadev CS BASE(i) also joined the programme. DS BGTD Com Jayaprakash Javali, Com Makkannavar DS CO BG, Comrade S Shridhar ACS, Com C R Suresh Kumar CT, Com Ravishankar DS ACE, Com Padmanabhachar President ACE has also joined in the Hunger Fast.

Today, Comrades of Kolar under the leadership of Com Narain Nandakumar DS Kolar are participating as the first District to travel to Bangalore and participate in the programme.

Various developments are taking place in Headquarters, negative forces surfacing again at the time of resolution of some of the issues, the feelings of the grass root level members are totally against such negative move by their leadership at this juncture have dis-appointed them and such members are calling us that they will desert their association come out openly to join in our ongoing struggle.

Today, Lunch Hour demonstration is also planned at Circle office and therefore it is appealed that all members of circle office and BGTD are requested to attend the same in maximum number to boost the morale of the fighting brigade.

Next Turn.. Tumkur (3-5-2017), Hubli (4-5-2017), Mysore (5-5-2017)


Joint Forum Meeting comprising of SNEA, AIGETOA and BASE(I) :

Today morning the Circle Secretaries of SNEA ( Com S B nagavi), AIGETOA ( Com Sundar Raju) and BASE(I) ( Com B D Mahadev) met at Circle Office and decided to make the CHQ organisational programme a Grand Success.

It is decided to direct the District Secretaries of all SSAs to hold the joint meeting of all associations at SSA level also.

The meeting decided to hold the relay hunger strike at Circle Office ( CGMT Office Bangalore) and at all SSA headquearters and to ensure the participation of all members in the 3 days programme of relay hunger strike from 25h April 2017 to 28th April 2017.

Further it is decided that all members of all the associations to go on MASS CASUAL LEAVE on 28th April 2017.

As it is a do or die situation, the Joint Forum requests all the members and executives irrespective of their affiliation to take the programme very seriously without any second thought and enure the dignity of the executives is protected at any cost and will give no chance for the administration to divide us.

Posters and banners to be printed locally.

The meeting concluted with vote of thanks.


Day long Dharna on 11th April 2017:

As per CHQ call, Karnataka Circle is decided to hold the Day Long Dharna on 11th April 2017 at all SSA headquarters and in Bangalore at CGMT Office Bangalore. All SNEA members are requested to join enmass and also SNEA appeals to all executives to join the struggle to protect our scales.


CS met CGMT Karnataka Shri Nagaraju on 31st March 2017 and discussed on the modalities of considering the Request Transfer of SDEs and the SDEs waiting to come back who have gone on long stay transfers 2 years before. CGMT informed that the cases will be processed in the first week of April. This week therefore orders are likely to issued.

CS along with Com Giridhar, Com Rakesh, Com Tukaram, Com Deepa, Com Shridhar, Com Palanivelu today met DGM Finance Circle Office Shri Unnikrishnan and discussed on the issue of EPF pension and requested to expedite the process as per the dire4ctions of BSNL CO. In fact DGM and concerned officers were on the job and are likely to meet EPF authorities at Bangalore tomorrow and appraised the same to us. Our team has also given certain inputs particularly the errors to be corrected in the database of EPF accounts particularly the Date of Joining in BSNL etc., and given them some running examples of errors. DGM was kind to look into all those cases.

Glimpses of Lunch Hour Demo at Bangalore Circle office << Click here>>
Glimpses of Lunch Hour Demo at ROK << Click here>>


Lunch Hour Demonstration


31st March 2017

AT CGMT OFFICE Bangalore and all SSA HQrs


Protesting against

DOT orders on Standard Pay Scales.

Demotion of JTO/JAO cadres

Unilateral Decision of DOT

            Betrayal of Assurances of CMD BSNL


Our fight till We get E2 for JTO/JAO and E3 SDE/AO

Our fight till We get pay parity for JTOs/JAO


Executives’ Unity Zindabad


Appeal by


For all executives to participate.



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.


mm1 mm1  

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.      





Our Leaders




Our CS


S B Nagavi, BSc, LLB
Circle Secretary

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