17/07/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

It is learned that Group of Ministers meeting given green signal to the proposal contain in the draft Cabinet Memo prepared and circulated by DoT.

15/07/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

Urgent need for speedy revival of BSNL by facilitating short term bank loan or soft loan for BSNL for meeting urgent requirement for OPEX / CAPEX, 4G spectrum allotment, permission for land monetization and payment of pension contribution on actual basic pay which will improve the cash flow. Implementation of 3rd PRC for BSNL employees as recommended by the Premier Consultant, IIM (Ahmadabad) as part of revival for BSNL is very significant for revival of BSNL. If the decision is delayed by another 2 to 3 months, it will be too late as BSNL network may deteriorate beyond repair/revival, making revival impossible
GS writes to Hon. Prime minister of India.  

15/07/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

Urgent need for speedy revival of BSNL by facilitating Bank loan or soft loan, 4G spectrum allotment, permission for land monetization and payment of pension contribution on actual basic pay which will improve the cash flow
GS writes to Hon. MP Shri.T.R.Balu  

12/07/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

GS writes to Shri. Sheetla Prasad Tripathi, Director (CM): Finalisation of staffing norms for the new business areas like Broad Band, Transmission mtce, Leased Circuits, MPLS Circuits, FTTH connections, Wi Max, Sales and marketing etc in addition to landline and mobile sectors. Opinion of the Recognised Executives Association reg:
GS letter to DIR(HR)  

11/07/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

GS writes to Shri P. K Purwar, CMD, BSNL: Revival of BSNL --- Urgent measures to close down thousands of loss making landline Telephone Exchanges which are maintained just to provide Telecom connectivity as part of social obligations of the Govt. Thousands of Crores of rupees can be saved just by this measure on electricity payments, rentals, labour charges etc alone in addition to payment of salary:
GS letter to CMD  

11/07/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

GS writes to Smt. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, DoT: Instructions may be issued to the State Govts not to disconnect the power supply for Telephone Exchanges and BSNL Towers for maintaining the Telecom Services till the Revival Plan is implemented – your kind intervention
GS letter to Secretary, DoT  

10/07/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

The Cabinet Memo on BSNL and MTNL Revival Plan is approved by the Hon Minister and will be sent to other nodal Ministries today or tomorrow for their comments:

It is learned that Cabinet Memo is redrafted based on the discussion between Cabinet Secretary and Secretary DoT.

The proposal includes:

1) 4G spectrum by 100% Govt equity infusion.

2) Taking over all the loan of BSNL and MTNL by an SPV with land parcels for equal amount. SPV will care of debt only.

3) Allowing BSNL to monetize the remaining land, monitored by a Committee of officers from DoT and BSNL.

4) VRS for the employees above 55 years age and then retirement age reduction to 58. Funding will be through bonds having sovereign guarantee of Govt of India. The ex-gratia is worked out in such a manner that ex-gratia plus pension amount will be 25% higher than the present pay.

5) Merger of BSNL and MTNL in a phased manner after addressing the contentious issues. Initially, debt free MTNL will become a subsidiary of BSNL.

10/07/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

GS, President and both AGSs Com P P Rao and Com Sanjeev Sharma met DIR(HR) on 10.07.2019 and held discussions on the following issues: PGM(Pers) and GM(Restg) also present.

a) Promotion in different cadres, JTO to SDE, SDE to DE, AO to CAO by diversion of posts, JTO(C/E/TF/Arch) to SDE(C/E/TF/Arch) and DE to DGM(T). Director (HR) informed that management is making its best efforts but due to litigations, not able to give promotions. Unnecessary litigations spoiling the career of thousand of comrades.

b) CPSU Hierarchy notification: Management is taking steps in this regard.

c) Restructuring proposal for BSNL: Director (HR) informed that the review of sanction of posts will be undertaken immediately. BSNL Board already put on hold all the recruitments. New norms will be worked out soon and accordingly number of posts will be determined.

d) Review of transfer to BR Circles from OR Circle. We suggested to distribute it to other Circles. DIR(HR) assured to examine the case.

10/07/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

GS and both AGSs Com P P Rao and Com Sanjeev Sharma met PGM(Pers) on 09.07.19 and held discussions on promotion in different cadres. On DGM promotions, MA is proposed to be filed shortly for early hearing of the matter. Now vacancies available to accommodate all the eligible AGM/DEs on DGM promotion as large number of AGMs and Adhoc DGMs are retired. Further we demanded review of transfer of DEs to BR Circle.

09/07/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

GS writes to Shri P. K. Purwar, CMD & Director(HR) BSNL regarding posting of AGMs to Bihar Circle: The requirements in shortage and tenure Circles should be met by distributing the Executives among all the Circles, especially major Circles having more Executives — request to review the transfer from Odisha Circle from where more than 40 Executives are already working in Tenure Circles

GS letter to DIR(HR)  

09/07/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

Meeting with Shri S K Gupta, Director (Finance) on 08.07.2019: GS, President and both AGSs Com P P Rao and Com Sanjeev Sharma met Director (Finance) and held discussions on various issues:

i) Allotment of funds: Director informed that 75 Cr is allotted for Electricity payment and 50 Cr for payment of Infra charges. Some more funds will be allotted on other heads tomorrow. We requested to release payment towards labour payments as services are started affecting and closure of connections taking place. On getting bank loans, Director explained the difficulty in getting the loans even after the intervention of DoT and Finance Ministry.

ii) Closure of loss making Exchanges: We requested to take immediate action to close all the Exchanges where the number of connections are few and even not getting atleast Rs 20,000 per month revenue. BSNL will be able to save huge electricity charges, rent and labour charges by this and the available resources can be utilised for maintaining other Exchanges. Our activist at various level may interact with management at different level and ensure that electricity/rent payment is done for the Exchanges giving good revenue to BSNL and the payments for loss making Exchanges can be avoided (except those having co-located BTSs, leased circuits etc).

iii) Introduction of OLA/Uber at BSNLCO as part of austerity measures: We expressed our serious concern for not implementing it at BSNLCO, giving wrong signal to the filed units. He assured to examine it and do the needful.

Further we requested special consideration for fund allotment to Maintenance Regions for labour payment, vehicle running, diesel etc.

05/07/2019

GS, President and both AGSs Com P P Rao and Com Sanjeev Sharma met Congress Chief Whip in Lok Sabha Shri Kodikunnil Suresh, MP and submitted a memorandum seeking support for the revival of BSNL. He assured his support and promised to write to the Telecom Minister in this regard.


GS letter to Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister for Communications      
04/07/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

AUAB meeting with Shri P. K. Purwar, CMD/BSNL on 04.07.2019: AUAB had a detailed meeting with the new CMD on various important issues like BSNL revival for more than one and half hours:

1) On BSNL Revival, CMD explained the status of various issues like 4G spectrum, monetization of land, merger of BSNL and MTNL, VRS/Retirement age reduction/salary support. Discussions are going on at various level on all the issues.

On immediate financial support and Bank loan, CMD informed that there will be no financial support from DoT and very difficult to get bank loans also. CMD indicated very tough time ahead.

On the specific query on VRS, whether BSNL worked out the actual number of employees required or number of surplus employees, CMD informed that he is not aware of any such data worked out by BSNL CO.

2) Making over of BBNL (Bharath net) OFC mtce to an SPV of DoT: CMD informed that the present rate of Rs 12000 per KM is not sufficient to meet the expenditure. BBNL and DoT is not ready to hike the rates. So BSNL is not much interested in continuing with the work on such a loss making proposition.

3) Proposed move to takeover ALTTC and other land: CMD assured to take up the matter with DoT and of the firm view that the entire asset belongs to BSNL and DoT unilaterally cannot take over. If DoT is interested in the land, BSNL is ready to part it on market rate. This will be communicated to DoT.

03/07/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

GS writes to Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister for Communications:
Considering the delay in finalization of revival plan, BSNL requires urgent financial support in the form of Bank loan or soft loan from the Govt for clearing the outstanding payments above Rs 6000 Cr towards OPEX and CAPEX. DoT should appreciate the fact that unlike others, BSNL did not got any financial support so far from the Govt for its operations, all the expenditure is met by its own resources:
Your kind intervention is solicited immediately for:
i) facilitating BSNL to get bank loan or soft loan till the monetization is effected.
ii) payment of pension contribution on actual basic pay and refund of excess payment to the tune of Rs 2,100 Crores.
iii) approval for land monetization proposal of BSNL submitted in July, 2018.

click here for Letter     GS letter to Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister for Communications  
01/07/2019

Welcome of new PGM HTD Sri Narendra by com Ramesh CS, com Murthy DS and senior comrades at BSNL bavan today. we assured all the support for betterment of HTD.

   
01/07/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

GS writes to Shri P. K Purwar, CMD, BSNL regarding payment of Electricity charges, fuel charges, rentals, labour charges, vehicle running expenses etc on priority for maintaining the services:

click here for Letter     letter   
01/07/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

Welcoming new CMD Shri P K Purwar by GS, President, both AGSs, CS/BSNL Cor. Office and Com Dahiya Ex Jt. Sec./ CHQ:
CMD made his priorities very clear, maintenance of network and BSNL services as the top agenda and sought some sacrifices from the employees in this regard.
We assured all the support for the revival of BSNL.  

01/07/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL retired on superannuation on 30.06.2019. GS, President and AGSs met and felicitated him on his retirement. We recollected some of the milestone during his tenure as CMD.  

24/06/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

Modalities for settlement of welfare claims through LIC. The following documents are required for settlement of the claims by LIC. CSs may forward the welfare claim application with the following documents:
1. Death Certificate.
2. KYC (copy of Aadhar/PAN etc) of the deceased employee and the nominee.
3. Cancelled cheque of the nominee.
The welfare claim amount increased from Rs 1 lakh to 1.5 lakhs.
Every month, the list of members for whom subscription is deducted from salary is submitted to the LIC along with the premium for their coverage. Those names available in the list only will be eligible for welfare claims hereafter. So all the Branch/SSA/Circle Secretaries are instructed to ensure that new members and those who are not in check off system is brought under check off system every month.

21/06/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

GS along with CHQ President, AGSs Com P P Rao, Com Dilip Saha and Com Sanjeev Sharma met CMD/BSNL on 20.06.2019 and held further discussions on:
1) expeditious actions for notification of CPSU Hierarchy for smooth career progression of thousands of Executives. We shared our apprehension that in future all the vacancies may be abolished by review of sanctioned posts based on assets as part of restructuring and revival plan.
2) serious concern over the abnormal delay on DE to DGM promotion. We requested to conduct the DPC as early as possible as large number of AGMs are retiring every month without promotion.
3) rumours about rolling back of retirement age from 60 to 58: CMD informed that discussions are going on at different levels regarding restructuring and revival of BSNL. VRS and retirement age reduction is also part of discussion. However no decision is arrived so far and retirement age reduction is not yet decided by the BSNL Board, approval of Board is a pre-condition.
However according to our information serious deliberations are going on in DoT on a daily basis regarding restructuring and revival of BSNL in which both VRS and retirement reduction are under serious consideration.

21/06/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

JTO to SDE promotion: Arguments on the review petition filed by BSNL completed and judgment reserved. Till then proceedings on contempt petition stayed.

22/05/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

AUAB writes to Secretary, DoT regarding Pension Revision: Replying DoP&PW queries on Pension revision -- Very positive and sympathetic stand taken by DoP&PW to settle the Pension Revision for the pre-2017 BSNL Pensioners. The negative attitude of the concerned officers in DoT in replying to the queries made by DoP&PW delaying Pension revision: letter   

21/05/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

GS writes to CMD, BSNL: Complete review of AMC of various equipments, switches, Engine Alternators, small power plants, Air conditioners etc required as part of austerity measures. On one side BSNL is talking about excess staff and planning for VRS and on the other side, cores of rupees expenditure is incurring as AMC charges by outsourcing the work on the pretext of acute shortage of Executives. This contradiction establishes the utter failure of our HR activities in BSNL letter   

16/04/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

Today AGSs P.P.Rao and Sanjeev met Sr GM Establishment Sh Saurabh Tyagi and discussed on the issue of GTI. He assured to look into the issue.
Further it was also informed that the Pension Contribution on actual basis is pending in Ministry of Finance (MoF) and today they are trying to meet the concerned Officers in MOF.

click here for Letter     letter   
15/04/2019

   CHQ NEWS:

Today AGS P. P. Rao and AGS SANJEEV met DGM PERS and requested for speeding up the process of DPC. DGM PERS was enquiring that other Associations are asking for DGM Adhoc instead of REGULAR. We requested DGM PERS that DGM PROMOTIONS needs to be given immediately as there is Accute shortage and when Administration is ready to give DGM REGULAR, we welcome it.

15/04/2019

 CHQ NEWS:

On Friday CHQ President, GS and we both AGSs met PGM Pers in the presence of DGM PERS 1 & 2, AGM PERS1& AGM DPC. PGM Pers instructed Pers and DPC Sections to complete the process of DPC along with calling VCs for conducting DGM (Regular) DPC..We also discussed on the issue of SOFT TENURE and transfers in Circles. PGM Pers assured to give approval to Circles for transfers within Circle, if the Circles give the justification /Requirement. On the issue of SOFT TENURE, he assured to act as per the instructions of Dir HR.

05/04/2019

SNEA Telangana wishes you a "Happy Ugadi" to all the BSNL employeess


01/04/2019

Today our AGS met establishment section and discussed on the issue of wrong deduction of GTI amount. It was informed that establishment section moving file to CA Section for cross checking the GTI options given as per ERP. Mostly by this week end we will get the correct information. Meanwhile we request all the DSs to ensure to send the GTI discrepancies through your IFAs to BSNLCO. The consolidated list with details to CHQ/CIRCLE immediately please.