Under the initiative of SNEA Assam Circle, the management has been forced to improve the internet service of North East region covering Assam Circle as well as NE-I and NE-II circles by hiring10 G link from PGCIL direct between Guwahati and Chennai in place of the present 2.5 G link.
As you are all aware the internet speed of the whole NE region was very poor for the last few months and there were heavy traffic congestions bringing bad name to the company. But unfortunately the management, specially CGM/ ETR, was not even ready to recognize that there was serious problem due to shortage of media bandwidth.
Circle Secretary took the initiative and appealed to all other Associations and Unions to come together and pressurize the management to improve the internet /BB services. All the Associations & Union immediately responded to the call of SNEA and finally the management has been forced to agree to improve the services by taking all possible measures.
We extend heartfelt thanks to CGMT Assam Circle Shri Rajeev Yadav, PGM ETR Shri. M K Gogoi for their individual efforts.
Circle Secretary congratulates all other Associations (AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA) and unions (NFTE BSNL & BSNLEU) and all activists for their quick and timely response and active co-operation for the interest of the company.
We can expect much better internet speed in a couple of days!
PROMOTION FROM JTO TO SDE UNDER SENIORITY QUOTA
There is a possibility that the stay on this promotion granted by Hon'ble Kerala High Court may be vacated on 20-7-2015, the day of final hearing on this matter, paving the way for holding of DPC.
Since all the previous VC already expired, fresh VC need to be sent to Corporate Office at the earliest.
The staff section of Assam circle office has already sent the necessary requirement for fresh VC (with list of eligible JTOs) to all the SSA. The District Secretaries and other activists are requested to make all necessary efforts to send the 'VC requests' for the eligible JTOs to circle office at the earliest possible.
Com. General Secretary has replied to the questions raised by members of Guwahati division as follows :
SNEA (India) is having members who are interested for promotion in seniority quota as well as LDCE quota and all members are equal for us and we never distinguished them. So, Assn is pursuing promotions under SQ and LDCE simultaneously for all the vacancy years. GS of other association can say anything as they donít have any JTO as their member, neither senior nor young. They donít have any locus standi in the matter at all.
The suggestion for year-wise DPC and LDCE is not at all possible as there is huge backlog. In that case we will be able to conduct the DPC for only 2 years, 2009-10 and 2010-11 against seniority quota. But we are trying to fill up all the vacancies up to 2013-14 (total 5 years) together in the coming DPC. We had never done any negative work so far and will not do that in the future also.
Simultaneous promotions for both quotas for each vacancy year cannot be possible due to various reasons. What AIBSNLA done at Ernakulam and doing at Ernakulam are all reported in our website on 25.06.2015, 26.06.2015 and 27.06.2015. Our comrades should go through the details. In court cases, sentiments will not work. We have to convince the court during hearing after completion of formalities. Issue raised at Ernakulam is not as simple as anybody imagining. It is having serious implications and our Kerala Circle Assn and CHQ is doing its best to come out of that. Even personally I had gone to Ernakulam and met the lawyer on 13.06.2015. Even Assn filed an SLP in the Supreme Court in April which SC was not ready for urgent hearing. Any suggestion to fast track the court case is welcome from our comrades.
As far as CHQ is concerned, we have completed all our preparatory work for promotion under seniority quota and kept everything ready. Court cases are not in our hands. Once relief is achieved from court, the promotion order will be issued after completion of formalities. ( 10.07.2015)
CS communicates with Com. General Secretary on Promotion issue
It is a matter of serious concern that a large number of JTOs are waiting for about two decades for their first promotion in the executive level under Seniority cum fitness quota. Also it is a known fact that SNEA is trying its level best with all its available resources to win over the legal battle before the Honíble Kerala High Court in spite of stiff hurdle posed by other executive associations against the interest of thousands of executives eagerly waiting for promotion under seniority quota. But these executives, perhaps 100% of them are members of SNEA, have genuine grievances and suffer from serious heart burning when they find that their juniors are promoted and become seniors overnight through LDCE leaving them behind for no fault of theirs.
It is the BSNL management who is not able to hold the DPC under seniority quota for whatever reason. Then why management is going to promote executives under competitive quota for even the vacancy year of 2010-11, when the vacancies of even 2009-10, 2010-11 under seniority quota are still remaining unfilled? Why the management cannot maintain uniformity/parity of promotion under seniority quota with the promotion under competitive quota under a particular year of vacancy? What role our association is expected to play under such a serious and sensitive situation? These are the genuine and justified questions being raised by our beloved members.
In view of the above, a large number of members of Guwahati division, which represents about 50% of the total circle strength, assembled in a GB meeting on 7th July, 2015 and unanimously resolved to request Com. GS to take a few reasonable steps.
Circle Secretary requests Com. GS to take appropriate steps to give sufficient weightage to the resolution it deserves. ( 08.07.2015)
Meeting with CMD/BSNL and DIR(EB) on 18.06.2015: GS, CHQ President and AGS Com Vivek Wankhede met CMD and DIR(EB) and discussed frequent failure of OF links between Guwahati and Kolkatta affecting services. Due to frequent failures, services are badly affected in NE Region and Kolkatta is frequently getting isolated. The performance of ETP, ETR and NETF in laying and maintaining OF cable for the last few years is very poor. For the last seven to eight years, BSNL is hiring fibre from PGCIL, OIL, Mukund etc to maintain the services incurring an expenditure of more than 20 crores per year in ETR alone. Even after 8 years, BSNL could not lay its own network. We requested for targeted action to lay fibre by ETP and NETF so that reliable services can be provided and huge expenditure on fibre/bandwidth hiring can be saved.
DIR(EB) further informed that as a temporary measure, action is taken to
hire dark fibre from PGCIL from Guwahati to Chennai and will be commissioned
in a couple of days. Similarly, special efforts are made to repair the OF
cable especially in Bihar end Eastern region and improve the OF network of
BSNL. ETP is planning for OF cable laying in a big way. Further discussions
will be held next week.
Meanwhile the progress in OF cable laying, tender process etc by ETP and
be furnished to CHQ by WB, AS, BR and NE Circles for a fruitful discussion
Meanwhile the progress in OF cable laying, tender process etc by ETP and NETF may be furnished to CHQ by WB, AS, BR and NE Circles for a fruitful discussion next week (16.06.2015)
SNEA(I), Assam Circle is deeply saddened at the passing away of the beloved father of Com. Rupak Medhi, JTO(Task Force), Guwahati, on 27/05/2015. On behalf of the SNEA(I) family, Com. I.H.Mandal expresses heart-felt sympathy and condolences to Com. Medhi and his bereaved family. (28.05.2015)
New DS Com. Nazrul Islam requests all the members of Guwahati Division, particularly those who are in-charge of Indoor and Outdoor Plant of kamrup SSA, to intimate within next 2-3 days about the problems/issues to be taken up with GM Administration for providing quality services (GSM, Land line, BB, Lease Line etc) to our esteemed customers. Please send your feedback by email id firstname.lastname@example.org( 27.05.2015)
The Forum of BSNL Unions
and Associations of Assam Circle met CGMT, Assam Circle, on 25/05/2015 and
discussed the deteriorating condition of the Broadband service
since last few months and the resulting negative impact on our
esteemed customers. The forum urged the CGMT to ensure stable and
uninterrupted NIB Backbone media service, specially in view of the frequent
media outage between Siliguri - Malda region of
West Bengal Circle. The forum also requested the CGMT to arrange alternate
Backbone Media route for smooth functioning of Broadband service.
Circle Secretary Com. Mandal has also intimated the pathetic condition of Broadband Service in the North-east to our GS and other CHQ leaders.( 26.05.2015)
MASS DHARNA ON 07.05.2015
All Circle/SSA/Branch Secretaries and activts to make all out preparations
for the Mass Dharna on 07.05.15 at CHQ/Circle/SSA HQs and make it 100%
success. Focus on door to door campaign and gate meetings.
All the Executives are requested to join the struggle to protect the cadre from demotion to E1 and E2 scales and to settle other HR issues.
∑ Standard Pay scales of E2, E3, ---- for JTO/JAO, SDE/AO etc upto SGJAG. No demotion of the basic cadres JTO and SDE.
∑ Time Bound Functional Promotion between 4 - 6 years.
∑ Settlement of Pay Anomalies, antedating etc.
∑ First TBP uniformly after 4 years w.e.f 01.10.2000.
∑ Upgraded pay scales w.e.f 01.10.2000 and amendments of RRs for Civil/Elect/Arch wings.( 06.05.2015)
National General Council(NGC) meeting of NCOA at Guwahati: The NGC of National Confederation of Officers Associations of Public Sector undertakings (NCOA) held at Guwahati on 27.04.2015 in Hotel Bhargav Grand. Com K. Sebastin, GS, Com Arvind Pal Dahiya, National Vice President, NCOA and AGS/SNEA(I), Com I. H. Mandal, CS/AS Circle and other activists of Assam Circle attended the NGC.
In the NGC of NCOA, detailed deliberations took place regarding next wage revision and issues to be focussed in the next wage revision committee. The core committee formed at Hyderabad NGC in which GS/SNEA(I) is a member will examine the proposals given by various member Associations and consolidate the views of NCOA in consultation with other sectors like Oil, Coal etc.( 30.04.2015)
MESSAGE FROM GENERAL SECRETARY & CIRCLE SECRETARY ON 2-DAY STRIKE :
"Congratulations to all the comrades of Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations for their overwhelming support to the two-day Strike on vital issues concerning survival of BSNL and our own survival.
Our special thanks and congratulations to all the office bearers at all levels who made this strike a grand success in the sense that we are now well equipped for the DECISIVE FIGHT FOR OUR SURVIVAL. The huge increase in the figure of participation shows that awareness has reached the grass root level.
We are waiting for the outcome of discussion scheduled for 25th April to decide the future course of actions.
Salute to all the comrades.
Hats off to the District & Branch leaders and activists.( 23.04.2015)
Strike on 21st, 22nd April, 2015.
All the comrades of Assam Circle are requested to follow CHQ website regarding instructions for the strike on 21st & 22nd April 2015( 20.04.2015)
The Circle level Save BSNL convention of Assam Circle was held at Guwahation 18th March, 2015 very successfully.( 21.03.2015)
Welcome to Shri. Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL
CHQ President, GS, AGS Com. Vivek Wankhede along with Com. A A Khan, C/s BSNLCO and others welcomed Shri. Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL. GS presented a Beautiful Bouquet to the CMD, congratulated and conveyed best wishes on behalf of this association. CHQ president requested CMD to take immediate steps to curb the menace of growing corruption in this company and to act tough on growth and development issues to which CMD assured of right action and he assured discuss them in detail. He once again appreciated the stand taken by this association on various issues.
1. The UF has taken the issue of near failure of BSNL Medical Reimbursement Scheme in the circle very seriously and has written a strong worded letter to CGMT Shri Rajeev Yadav and demanded immediate empanelment of all the good hospitals under Kamrup SSA and to extend necessary approval to all proposals received from other SSAs for their empanelment. The Forum has also requested CGMT to arrange one meeting immediately with the forum to discuss the matter at length.
2. In response to the call of Central HQ on various demands, the United Forum will stage Dharna for three days on 6th, . All the district bodies of the forum are requested to observe the Dharna program without causing any inconvenience to the customers.( 01.01.2015)
The Ray of hope , the Torch bearers showing paradigm shift of work culture in BSNL
Circle Secretary received a call from an unknown mobile number at around 1000 hrs on 25th December (the Christ mass Day) which happens to be a National Holiday. The caller identified himself as an officer from Intelligence branch stationed at Bongaigaon. The officer complained of one land line number going faulty in his office and requested CS to do something torectify it.
As all are aware, there is panic in BTAD area and nearby districts after the massacre of innocent people by militants and the Hon'ble Union Home Minister was scheduled to visit the area the very next day. It was a real challenge before CS in view of the perception of prevailing work culture in BSNL. The CS called DS /Bongaigaon Com. Subrata Dey and asked him to do everything to ensure that the land line number is rectified within an hour.
There we see real change in work culture in BSNL, let us follow it, nurture it and take the company to a new high !(27.12.2014)
In solidarity and support to the Kerala circle agitation, the following programme shall be observed at Circle and SSA HQs. All District Secretaries to make all out preparations to participate with toughest determination to defeat sinister attack to destabilize SNEA(I).
26th, 27th Sept: 2014: Massive Lunch hour demonstration at all Circle and SSA HQs.
29th, 30th Sept and 01st October, 2014: Massive Relay Hunger strike at all Circle HQs.
Post card campaign TODAY (02/09/2014):
All District Secretaries and Branch Secretaries are requested to send the post cards to CMD/BSNL, Secretary / DoT, DIR(CM / Fin), BSNL, DIR(CFA) / BSNL and GM(SR) / BSNL.
Grand GB meeting at Guwahati : A grand GB meeting was held on 28-8-2014 at Guwahati where a large number of executives participated. The packed hall at Panbazar was addressed by CHQ leaders com. GL Jogi and Com. K Sebastin besides Com. V Nath, CS NE I and Circle Secretary Assam Circle.
Circle Office issued Special Casual Leave for attending CEC meet of SNEA(I) at Jorhat. View the letter ( 16.08.2014)
MARATHON TOUR OF CENTRAL HEAD QUARTER LEADERS TO ASSAM CIRCLE
Comrades, the tallest Central HQ Leaders Com. G. L. Jogi (President) and Com K Sebastin (GS) will tour Assam Circle for three days from 28th to 30th August 2014 and will address mammoth gatherings at Guwahati, Jorhat and Dibrugarh.
The detailed program is as follows :
1. Guwahati District body shall organize a Grand GB meeting on 28th August (Thursday) at Guwahati. The members of nearby districts like Nagaon, Bongaigaon and also Silchar are requested to attend the Grand GB meeting. The Central HQ Leaders will address the meeting.