Welcome to SNEA KArnataka
Edited and Published By S B Nagavi, CS
CGMT Karnataka Published SNEA Agenda for formal meeting in circle intranet and seeks for the immediate comments and breif on the agenda points from concerned PGM/GMs. For circle office letter click here…
CS SNEA writes to CGMT on requirement of RIDGID route and depth locator. For email copy click here…
CS SNEA writes to CGMT demanding immediate meeting for the processing of the rule 8 transfers in the background of the recent discussions held with CGMT. For letter click here…
Com G C Kamat DS SNEA Belgaum seeks formal meeting with GM Belgaum. For agenda points click here…
Meeting with CGM Karnataka Shri R Mani Sir:
CS Com S B Nagavi along with DS CO Com Makkannavar yesterday met
CGMT Karnataka Shri R Mani, and discussed various issues.
(1) In a surprising move
one SDE who was on long stay transfer was relieved to QA though
many lady SDEs with very serious medical and personal problems
have honoured and obeyed the orders of administration and
accepted long stay transfer; but this case of modification has
created serious heart burn on these propmpt officers. We have
very strongly protested the case. CGMT assured us to verify the
case in detail and also would take suitable action including
writing to BSNL CO not to entertain such cases.
(2) WIFI Hot-spot
commissioning by L&T and the very poor technical response of
the vendor and poor response of NOC in attending to the faults.
CGMT informed that he is also aware and will take appropriate
(3) Holding of immediate formal meeting: CGMT assured to instruct the
concerned to schedule the meeting.
(4) To start the process of Rule 8 transfers in case of pending R 8 WL: CGMT informed us of the huge task before us in the coming months of the current financial year and the acute shortage of technical staff Karnataka the Circle is facing. All GMs of SSA are informing him that it will be difficult for them to achieve the targets in the situation of the present shortage. CGM further informed that 300 JEs cadre have fallen vacant due to LICE promotion and presently 205 are on JTO training. These practicalities have created serious vacuum in all SSAs. The expert and experienced JTOs recently relieved on Rule 8 has a serious impact on the SSA performance. CS SNEA totally disagreed with the observations of CGMT. We have made our position very clear to CGMT that all those JTOs relieved on Rule 8 were hard workers and the motivation was that they would get transfer to their States, have been working for BSNL Karnataka for decades. On the pretext of shortage, if Rule 8 is denied, it will seriously de-motivate the JTOs who are in the WL. We have made it clear that all Rule 8 orders are not done at one stroke. When around 190 TTAs were regularized only 61 cases were considered in 2016, in 93 (82+11) LICE candidates promoted only 71 cases are considered and now more than 205 LICE candidates in the pipeline to get promotion shortly. It is only in Karnataka that this huge WL is still (more than 200) pending and this association has been pursuing these cases on humanitarian grounds, social justice that too only when they complete their 5 years service in Karnataka and also when the addition of strength to the JTO cadre is increased. In the rigidity of management we were compelled to organizational routes also. Finally CGM agreed to begin the process of Rule 8 and also will hold detailed discussion with us on this issue.
Later we met GM Admn Shri Ashok Agarwal and DGM Admn M V Angadi and requested them to hold discussion on all important HR issues immediately to take timely decision in this regard.
Let us understand that, our CGMT Shri Mani Sir, from the day one is on serious engagement to bring Karnataka Circle on the lines of Kerala pattern in earning revenue. For his pressure; one and the main reason posed by SSA heads is this shortage due to Rule 8 transfers. We have therefore informed CGMT to attend to the points raised in our agenda points wherein we will definitely reach to the ground level of resolving the issues. However from our part let us all be engaged in our works very seriously to fulfill our endeavor of generating more revenue in the coming days and at the same time bring all practical issues to the notice of CGMT so that he will be correctly knowing factual impediments. Keep your issues in our whats app pages to bring it to the notice of CGMT.
At the same time, we are keeping our demand on the issues particularly Rule 8 transfer firmly with the management and if necessary we may be compelled to repeat our struggles in the coming days. But most importantly right now we have to seriously focus on the ongoing programmes very seriously to materialize the target fixed on us.
Comrade Venkata Vara Prasad, JTO, Telangana (Earlier JTO Raichur) donated Rs.5000-00 to SNEA Karnataka. We are thankful for the donation.
CS Submits AGENDA for formal meeting with CGMT Karnataka:
Shortage of young Staff/skilled and unskilled workers: The present executives’ strength (around 3000 in Karnataka); projecting as shortage is an incorrect approach. We are facing dearth of ground level work force in the field like attending break downs, line faults and interruptions, digging trench and jointing works, route monitoring, attending BB and FTTH faults, attending OF breakdowns etc., Hence we have to adopt policy of system efficiency based outsourcing (managed service model) of these vital jobs that are severely affecting the QOS of BSNL leading to customer dis-satisfaction or engage both skilled and unskilled work force on contract basis as being adopted by other PSUs. Out of compulsion today the JTOs/SDEs being executives are forced to be on the roads and customer premises or engage with series of attending to customers but with unsuccessful result in the absence required work force/materials leaviing aside their supervisory, monitoring works.. Providing proper level playing platform for the existing 3000 executives in Karnataka is the much required necessity for top management to bring expected results and targets.
Our attention towards membership drive:
Our sincere thanks to all activists of SNEA, District Secretaries, Circle Office Bearers and especially all new members who have joined SNEA in Karnataka coming out openly defying the coercion and threats of some officers, holding strategic positions in circle, making the following remarkable increase in membership.
Among the 2918 executives 2485 have taken membership in Karnataka Circle. In this 2485 SNEA members are 1459 amounting to 59% of registered membership (Crossing 50% of total executives) and leaving behind the other associations to 36%, 4% and 0.8% (30%, 3.9% and 0.68% of total executives). The prominent point to note is that more than 65 accounts executives ranging from DGM Finance to JAOs are our members today. [Note: These figures are only for Karnataka Telecom Circle but do not include STR, STP, QA, NOC etc.,]
Still more than 400 executives are not the members of any Association and our endeavor should be to educate on our agendas, both cadre issues and common issues; the importance of executives to be in the mainstream of BSNL Executives and to bring these executives in our folder so as to ensure one association in the executive cadre.
We hope for the active cadre of SNEA it is going to be possible in the coming days.
CHQ UPDATE (02-08-2017):
In a historic decision, today, complete AIBSNLEA/Delhi Circle having more than 200 members merged with SNEA, Delhi Circle writing a new chapter of Unity among the Executives.
Adhoc Committee of SNEA, Delhi Circle formed with Com S K Agarwal as
Circle President, Com Satish Kumar as Circle Secretary and Com
Sandeep Mathur as Circle Treasurer.
CHQ wholeheartedly welcome all of them into SNEA and wish them all the success. This merger took place in the presence of GS, President, Chairman, AGS and Jt sec.
Circle office bearers of both the Assns and Com Pawan Sharma were instrumental in forging the Unity. Mob No of new CS/Delhi Circle: 09868583030
FORMAL AGENDA MEETING WITH CGMT KARNATAKA:
Agenda for formal meeting is being submitted to CGMT Karnataka: The issues to be taken up with management may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before 3rd Aug 2017 to incorporate in the agenda. The issues must relate to circle administration. Already all District Secretaries have been requested by sms/whatapp to send their points. This may be treated as most important.
General Body Meeting of SNEA Karwar at Sirsi:
The GB meeting was held at TRC Sirsi on 29th July 2017 under the Presidentship of Com Vaman Kamath DP SNEA with the invocation by Com P S Bhat. DS Com Deshpande presented the DS report and DT Com P S Bhat updated the finance details and increase in membership being crossed to more than 43 in Karwar SSA.
DS in his report updated the efforts present body has put forth and the visible results and also categorically demonstrated the unethical practices being adopted by few officers of the administration and the need for the collective action to combat the evils of such activities.
CS Comrade Nagavi welcomed Comrades Gounkar, Joshi, Gunagi, Gurudatt Bant and Nivedita who have joined SNEA and acknowledged the efforts of Com Deshpande for his organizational success as DS. While appreciating the efforts of executives of Karwar in keeping the district in its best performance especially the role of SNEA members who are almost working in the field units has categorically condemned the complacent attitude of administration towards our members and given call for a collective fight to end this biased attitude. CS further detailed the issues related to pay commission, Standard Pay Scales, Promotions and also the circle level problems relating to Rule 8 transfers and postings of LICE JTOs.
Comrade S P Jagadale, DS Hubli who has attended as the special invitee to the GB, appreciated the great fight of Karwar comrades in fighting the management, extended his support in all their future fights also. He gave a detailed account of sustained fight SNEA continued for the last 5-6 years and how it is resulted in consolidating the strength of SNEA in Hubli.
Comrade Kamath District President give his presidential address and remembered the days of SNEA and called upon the members that to carry on the same enthusiasm in coming days.
As such DS and ADS have been transferred, the following election of office bearers was conducted. Com P S Bhat, Com Gunagi and Com Gaounkar have been elected as the District Secretary, Asst District Secretary and District Treasurer respectively.
Strike of 27th July 2017:
Congratulations to all; who have become a part of our historical struggle by total participation yesterday in our beginning of the sustained struggle to get our legitimate 3rd PRC. Your participation has strengthened our future actions. Thanks to one and all who participated.
We appriciate the bold decisions of the members of sister organizations for their actual participating in the strike yesterday, showing real solidarity to the right cause. Our revolutionary salute to them,26-07-2017:
Participation in the 27th Strike:
SNEA Karnataka Decides to ensure 100% participation of its members in 27th One Day Strike as per CHQ and JF Call. Our hard work and tireless efforts have been undermined by 3rd PRC and Cabinet decision. Utter failure of DOT in recognizing the requests and recommendations of CMD BSNL who has all these years encouraged and assured BSNL employees and executives at various meetings and most importantly instrumental in bringing BSNL into operational profits and fast moving towards bringing back its glory; thereby DOT has shown its bias to BSNL. It is time for each and every BSNL executive and non executive to record his protest by remaining absent on 27th July 2017 in protest against the failure of both DOT and Govt in extending the 3rd PRC benefits for those who are grass root workers on the contrary extending 7th CPC to ITS officers in the same BSNL. SNTTA Karnataka circle has declared to participate in the Strike.
All of us join our hands, unite together, become part of the programme by remaining absent on 27th Strike and be a part of the saga of beginning of our great and historic struggle.20-07-2017:
Welcome to new members:
Huge number from different cadres of executives including accounts wing, LICE promotees have come forward and voluntarily submitted the membership forms to SNEA. During their just entrance (Six months before), they were threatened and forcible membership attempted is now reversed by the conscious decision by such executives this time. This sort of coercive attempt by some of the top officers especially in the accounts wing was very strongly protested by CS SNEA in the recent meeting held with GM Finance Circle office Bangalore and SNEA is committed to ensure the “free consent” concept in the exercise of option to which association they wish to align.
Associations and unions are built on sacrifice and hard work of leaders coupled with the objective to safeguard of the interest of their members at large but not for the self protection by occupying the posts of office bearers. Associations and unions are built on strong commitment to issues but not on flip-plop actions with short term appeasement to confuse members, which will boomerang. The executives are wise enough to understand our objectives and are strong enough to react properly. Leaders understand the expectations of members and act. But managers fight for their personal targets at the cost of followers, at the end of the day loose their followers. But blaming the true leaders for their own failure to hold their membership has no place in trade unionism. They can beat the drum without listeners.
It is SNEA, SNEA alone which courageously fought against the vindictive transfer orders of Smt Malati Accounts Officer, ( though not member of our association at that point in time) and finally proved the order issued is illegal and mala-fied and hence got it cancelled by legal process. It is again SNEA which prevailed upon the wrong interpretation of the AO Pay to be treated as sensitive post without any guidelines; that too applying this wrong interpretation to one particular AO; leaving all others, taken up boldly by SNEA with circle administration for reconciliation and clarification.
We want the suffocation, the autocracy prevailing in some sections by coercive actions of officers to further their vested interests to be halted. SNEA will tirelessly work in ensuring the free and fair atmosphere in all segments of BSNL.
Our sincerity in achieving Rule 8 cases both in 64 cases and 74 cases in addition to achieving almost all intra circle transfers is open from the beginning and known to everyone, of course at the same time role of others, their objective; how to mix up a non issue to scuttle our prompt and committed efforts but how ultimately sincerity and commitment has fetched the results. The microscopic observation of the letters being published in other association websites is an eye opener of the ambiguous stands that are taken on the contrary.
Our CHQ, which took clear from day one stand on the most pertinent executives’ issues on Standard Pay Scales, Super Annuation Benefits, CPSU pattern of promotions in the coming days, vision to work out a method of fast track promotion of youngsters to the level of DGM/CG/CGM are to attain finality at the earliest.
At the same time we have to ensure the long pending promotions of JTO ( both SCF and LDCE), SDEs to the cadre of SDE and DE respectively which are held up due to complacent approach of the BSNL management. We have serious aberrations and anomalies like junior getting more salary than senor, uniform 4 year 1st TBP etc., Our CHQ is very seriously engaged in these issues also.
Our friends, LICE promoted JTOs have unanimously joined SNEA and we are committed to safeguard their interest in the coming days. We are moving with a very broad approach to ensure that all the stake holders will be best beneficiaries in our future plans and approaches we put forth before management.
Your joining the association has strengthened us to move forward with much enthusiasm and more strength in the coming days. We welcome you whole heartedly and we “ Let us move forward unitedly”
Abnormal delay in taking decisions and failure to supply on demand products to the field units; is one of the avoidable causes added to the loss of mobile revenue in Karnataka circle. CS SNEA writes to CGMT Karnataka Respected Shri R Mani, for his personal intervention and urgent needufl action. For letter <<<View>>>
AGB Meeting of SNEA Raichur:
The AGB of Raichur was held on 14-07-2017 in the TRC HALL of GM Office Raichur. The meeting was presided by Com Bhimaiah. The programme commenced with invocation by Com Ibrahim. DS Com Shrikanth presented the DS report. The meeting was addressed by CS and CEC member Com Tata Babu and during the address by circle leaders some members both AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA shown interest to hear CS and attended the meeting. The doubts and queries were answered by the circle leaders.
Com Babu emphasized the importance of executives’ unity and thanked the circle body for the firm decision taken in the matter of Rule 8 transfers but for which the transfers would not have materialized and unfortunate situations that are created by some forces in destabilizing the process was successfully countered and nullified by the able leadership of SNEA. He has thanked all young JTOs who have participated and supported in the struggles that have been launched by SNEA and requested for further consolidation since the huge pendency of Rule 8 WL. He has particularly thanked the comrades Raichur for attending the lightening protest organized by SNEA irrespective union affiliation. Though he belong to 2007 batch JTO cadre, he has learnt a lot from the great works done by Com G L Jogi, Com S B Nagavi with whom he had and has the opportunity of travelling and meeting the various officers and the level of persuasion for the larger interest of the JTOs of Karnataka Circle have been serving in Karnataka circle for 8 to 10 years leaving their parents, near and dears far away in AP, Telangana, Kerala etc.,. The entire SNEA Karnataka leaders have understood and accepted their family problems as of their own and shown their utmost sincerity in pursuing the case of Rule 8 and intra circle transfers. Though CS Karnataka was the brain behind our fight against BGTD administration to ensure the transfers from Rural to Urban and also adoption of transparent policy in the posting of incoming JTOs to BGTD; he had acknowledged and appreciated the 2nd line leadership in achieving this goal for the first time in BGTD.
CS Com S B Nagavi, while addressing the AGB, acknowledged and thanked all the comrades like V V Prasad, Chandrashekar and all others who have served in Raichur and got relieved under Rule 8 transfer AP/TS; for their service to Karnataka Circle. He has also thanked the CS SNEA of Telangana and AP for the best possible posting to our comrades in their states. Irrespective of persons whether he belongs to SNEA or any other association we have fought and pursued the cases and could see that all are helped in the process CS emphasized. CS in detail discussed about the importance of the 27th July 2017 one day strike for 3rd PRC and 30% SAB.
All LICE passed JTOs and many others friends who left our association earlier approached us and volunteered to join SNEA. It may be recalled that all young JTOs were the members of SNEA and even in 2008-09, the DR JTO was our DS Raichur for more than 2 terms but due to membership pouching some had left us. But when they had been frustrated there, wished and approached our DS that they want to join back SNEA. Article 14, 19 and 21 of Indian Constitution provide for fundamental rights like freedom of speech, form associations, join the association of their choice and freedom for life and liberty. These rights cannot be snatched away by anybody, any organization or any understandings. They are the right of individual, right in his person and cannot be snatched away by anybody. Of course anybody does it under duress, coercion can be rebuttable. SNEA has not done any sort of such coercion and that is not our policy.
For the wrong policy adopted, not able to meet the aspirations of their members one cannot complain and blame others for their own failures. In a democratic country and that too in a class of educated community every executive in BSNL has that minimum prudence to decide himself where he can be, how he can protect himself and align to the association of his choice. If people are liked by the stand of SNEA and they want to reciprocate positively how can we say no to them.
Due to Rule 8 transfers many of our SNEA office bearers including the DS, Treasurer etc were relieved, our District Conferences were over due, it is our internal meetings of SNEA where we prioritized our meetings to elect new body at all places wherever vacuum is created by these transfers. It is in this background that SNEA had been holding these conferences and meetings at Kolar, Madikeri, Chickmaglur, Bidar and Raichur. Any other association leaders’ dreaming that they are not involved in these meetings and expecting CS SNEA to take them for our District Conferences is beyond the scope of SNEA constitution. The allegation of the other association that we are not initiated such meetings is without any base.
We have very high regards to other associations, it is for this reason that whenever we had actively involved in any struggles especially in respect of the issues related to the transfer of JTOs both Rule 8 and intra circle, CS has personally contacted them to join our struggle and also in recent past updated them all the issues, the pros and cons and requested for joint efforts; but unfortunately our sincere efforts were received no attention.
Now also, the war is not over, still huge numbers of Rule 8 transfers are pending to be considered. We request our friends for joining hands with us so that we can put up a strong demand for the consideration of Rule 8 transfers and at the same time safeguard the interest of all the LICE passed candidates to ensure justice to this major lot in the coming days. As these leaders of these associations are very good friends of mine (CS) and I always discuss with them of our plans always to forge a stronger unity on the issues and this is sincerely done by me all these years. Truth cannot be shielded or hidden for a long time; over the period it comes to the public domain. This is the strength in which leader wins though his travel may be little long. On the contrary, false promises may give immediate results; short cut methods may bring timely joy but suffers sustainability.
Our appeal to each individual and also to our young leaders is, use the scope available with us and let us unitedly fight this challenge so that our remaining JTO friends aspiring intra circle transfers including LICE, Rule 8 transfers and their family can be helped by our future united struggle. SNEA is open for unity and united fight.
When the open discussion concluded and the house dissolved for election of new office bearers, the members of AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA said they will leave the house. After accepting our thanks and gratitude, members of other association have left.
Then, the election process commenced and the following office bearers have been unanimously elected.
Comrades Kishor Reddy, P Lakshmikanth, and Com Shrikanth have been unanimously elected as the District President, District Secretary and District Treasurer respectively. We congratulate the new young and vibrant body and extend all support in the coming days.
Let us clearly understand that,
So far DOT has not taken any decision positively on 3rd PRC,
MOC has not categorically taken a stand to recommend 3rd PRC,
Affordability cause cannot be applied to BSNL where it is Flagship Company of Indian Government
a. Carrying the burden of providing loss making rural services
b. Taking care of all Govt Policy programmes,
c. No autonomy to take decision to close loss making exchanges, BTSs,
d. BSNL is not free from political intervention,
e. BSNL is not having its own top level management
f. Hired management is not accountable and have failed miserably to provide the much needed support in the form stores, manpower and lack of quick decision.
Hence, employees and executives cannot be made responsible for its losses and hence we cannot be deprived of 3rd PRC when these hired deputationists are enjoying the 7th CPC.
We are bound to support the ongoing struggle, so join enmass to record our protest by participating in tomorrow’s hunger strike programme and let us be alert enough to act before cabinet takes an adverse decision on the 3rd PRC implementation with regard to BSNL.
Brief details of our justification by
BSNLEU CHQ <<View>>
HUNGER STRIKE ON 13-07-2017 by Unions and Associations at BSNLCO, Circle and SSA HQs.
(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.
DSs / BSs / CHQ and Circle OBs / Activists / Members are
requested to participate en
masse and make it a grand success.
The hunger strike at Bangalore will be at CGMT Office and in ROK
at all SSA HQs.
Great Job done by SNEA BGTD:
In the administration of justice in transfer and postings, injected with influence of one particular group decisions were being taken arbitrarily to trouble the members of SNEA. This act of administration yielding to such pressures is successfully halted both in accounts and engineering by the active and timely role played by SNEA BGTD.
SNEA is successfully halted the arbitrary transfer of an AO on the pretext of reading and defining AO pay as the akin to AO Cash and thereby arbitrarily bringing it in the ambit of sensitive post just to the furtherance of their motive of coercion they being the heads of sections and at the same time members of the association to whose pressure they were adding strength, misusing their administrative powers. We are thankful to Madam Geethanjali GM Finance Circle Office in understanding this motive behind the pressure exerted and decided to halt the process and get clarity on the issue.
An effort of making the Admin Section of PGM office filled by the activists of one particular association just to ensure all their unjust acts through back door entry was strongly protested by the leadership of BGTD under the leadership of DS Com Jayaprakash Javali; and SNEA was successful in making PGM BGTD to comprehensively understand the game plan. We are thankful to PGM BGTD for taking the timely corrective actions in the matter.
When large number of JTOs amounting to more than 20; being posted would have been the scapegoats of nepotism, favoritism etc.,. SNEA BGTD for the first time able to ensure that the vacancies are announced, options are called for and postings are given as per gradation list seniority, of course giving preference to lady JTOs. The efforts to manipulate such gradation seniority were also stalled by the timely intervention of DS SNEA and positive response by PGM/GM Admn.
However we found that some vested interests misguided our incoming JTOs to limit the options to 3 or 4 and also assuring them that they will certainly get urban and thereby issued the orders by which they have successfully ensured their favorites though they are juniors getting the better postings. BGTD SNEA will be taking all efforts to bring it to the notice of PGM and how this nexus is deep rooted and demand for action in the matter.
Our fight for the justice as per rules will continue. Great going by our comrades of BGTD.
Kulkarni DGM Gulbarga and SDE Smt Shobha D K, have jointly donated
Rs.10,000-00 to SNEA Karnataka. We are thankful to our beloved
members of Gulbarga for their faith in this mighty organization.
Bidar SSA General Body Meeting:
Com Dhoop Singh, young JTO took charge of DS Bidar in ) October 2016, with 6 only 6 youngsters joining SNEA at that time; proved his organizing capacity by his hard work of protecting the members of SNEA and particularly in the transfers of JTOs with the strong guidance of senior leaders of SNEA in Bidar. He was able to ensure 22 youngsters join this mainstream. Interestingly, the much needed support extended by Com Karthik, Com Shekar and others instilled the confidence in the executives that it is only SNEA that can achieve the welfare of executives and stop nepotism and favoritism.
Now Com Dhoop Singh and many others from Bidar have got transferred to AP under Rule 8 (members of other association also) have beyond any iota of dought understood the efforts of the association that has materialized their dream of reaching home town which ultimately resulted in the consolidation of SNEA in the state.
What is more important is his concern in holding the conference promptly even after his relief and finally electing a new vibrant body with the leadership of Comrade Karthik and Shekar who will continue the success to further heights.
We from SNEA, recognize and acknowledge the humbleness, hard work and success of Com Dhoop Signh and his team in strengthening Karnataka BSNL and in particular SNEA. We wish him and his team of Rule 8 all the success.
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Preperations of Agitations to ensure 3rd PRC and 30% SAB to BSNL; Extended CEC of BSNLEU addressed by SNEA representing executives' associations.
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JTOs of Madikeri transferred to Kerala have donated Rs.25,000-00 to SNEA Karnataka. Com Hussain Peer SDE Tumkur (RS.5000-00), Com Ashok Alagundi JTO CO (Rs.3,000-00) and Com Udaya Ravi DGM MR (Rs.10,000-00) have donated to circle fund. SNEA is thankful to all these comrades.
CS attends Farewell meeting Chickmaglur.
In Krishna Grand Hotel Chickmaglur, the farewell function to Com Satishkumar JTO Mobiles on Rule 8 transfer to Telengana and Com Gurumurthy JTO OD Chikamaglur on transfer to STR Kolar was arranged on 29th June 2017. Com Tatababu CEC member and Com Nagavi CS have attended the function.
It is quite apt to place on record the services rendered by Com Satishkumar, JTO MS Chickmaglur. An humble, quite knowledgeable in IT, a postgraduate in the IT security tools has applied his knowledge to create many IT tools in the mobile and transmission wing which was very much helpful and the entire section benefited in Karnataka and BGTD also. Now the STR Telangana will be enriched by his inclusion there. He is a great resource person for this company and with such humble personality is ready to help anybody.
In his speech on the occasion he told that he has worked to satisfy himself and always tried to find out ways and means as to how his educational knowledge could be applied to this company which gave him bread and butter but never dreamed that he would be honored with the SANCHAR SEVA PADAK by BSNL. He said he has got many things, name, fame and position by the company. He was lucky to be among the company of Chickmaglur colleagues. He has thanked SNEA for its role in ensuring the Rule 8 transfers to many most needy JTOs who were away from their native like him.
Comrade Gurumurthy JTO also thanked the gathering for such a colorful function. Com K L Shivanna, DGM Chickmaglur presided over the function.
During the meeting the newly joined JTOs Comrades Prakash, Ramakrishna, Sundar, Ravishankar and Geetha have joined SNEA and submitted forms of membership.
Com A N Gopalkrishna DS SNEA welcomed the gathering and Com Prasannakumar extended vote of thanks.
AGB meeting of Madikeri SSA.
The annual general body meeting of Madikeri SSA was held on 28th June 2017 under the president ship of Com Panchakshari DP. Com Prashanth DS presented the DS Report and acknowledged the tremendous work done by circle body in ensuring the rule 8 transfers of JTOs in 2016 and 2017. Com Raghavendra Treasurer presented the statement of accounts. Com Geetha welcomed the gathering and Com Lingappagowda extended the vote of thanks. In the open session Shri Subbaiah TDM Madikeri addressed the house and appriciated the works of SNEA members and sough the co-operation in future also.
Com Tatababu CEC member from BGTD attended the conference and addressed the house and answered the questions and cleared the doubts in the minds of young JTOs by his research analyses of the history of SNEA right from the era of Com W Sheshagiri Rao to the present leadership and how presently the real polarization of the stake holders has taken place in CHQ and all dramatists are playing their real game of spoiling the prospects of young generation of BSNL and it is the right time for each executive to decide who is the real representative of JTOs and executives. Com Babu appreciated the efforts of Circle SNEA under the leadership of Com Nagavi and how the hurdles created by many corners are successfully countered and achieved 71 Rule 8 transfers and more than 50 intra circle transfers in the cadre of JTOs. Com Babu explained all the tough stand taken before the management at every stage of the process and he was with CS and witnessed all such timely actions of CS. In the absence of the stiff resistance; the whole process would have been diluted he said.
Com S B Nagavi, CS in his address thanked all the comrades of Kodagu who are now being relieved on rule 8 transfers for their services they have rendered in a difficult hilly station like Kodagu and wished them a great success in their future career. CS welcomed all the new JTOs Comrades Sandhya, Prathibha, Rijul, Vinod Kumar, Dattaatreya, Rathish Kumar, Renuka, Mashruque and Binoy to SNEA. CS also thanked Com Prashant and his team for their support in all the activities of SNEA during his period as the DS.
Comrade RIJUL, JTO has been unanimously elected as the new District Secretray in place of Com Prashanth DS who is under transfer orders to Kerala. We congratulate comrade Rijul and other newly elcted office bearers in the present body.
CS today met GM Admn Shri Ashok Agarwal and DGM Staff Shri M V Angadi and protested on the non relieving of the JTOs on Rule 8/request transfers and also on the non relieving of SDEs who have to come back after long stay and request transfers. As the issue is related to children education an urgent action in required. GM instructed DGM to get full details of all the cases immediately to take further action in the matter.
leadership met Shri R Mani, CGMT
Karnataka and welcomed him on 19th
Kolar Annual GB Meeting of SNEA:
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.
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.
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>>
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
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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Comrades of Mysore SSA will be leading
of Belgaum will be participating on
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.
Lunch Hour Demonstration
31st March 2017
AT CGMT OFFICE Bangalore and all SSA HQrs
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
SANCHAR NIGAM EXECUTIVES’ ASSOCIATION…
For all executives to participate.
FR 22(1)(a)(1) Case of TTA to JTO Officiating Court left out Cases:
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 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 email@example.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.
RULE 8 TRANSFERS:
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.
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.
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
KARNATAKA RAJYA NOUKARARA BHAVANA SHIMOGA,
( 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..
CWC AT HYDERABAD:
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..
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.
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.