Current Events Updated on 16.07.2014)
SNEA(I), Assam Circle is deeply saddened to know the passing away of the beloved mother of Com.Susanta Saha, SDE(MW Mtce) on 14-07-2014. On behalf of the SNEA(I) family, Com. I.H.Mandal expresses heart-felt sympathy and condolences to Com. Saha and his bereaved family.
 
District conference, SILCHAR
 
District Conference of Silchar Division was held on 12th July 2014 in presence of a decent number of members in spite of the fact that it was a holiday (second Saturday). The conference was also attended by CS Com. I H Mandal and ACS Com. Kaustav Chakraborty.
 
The meeting was started with Condolence in honour and memory of the parents of a few of our members whom we have lost in the recent past. The house prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls. 
 
There was thread-bearing discussions on the current issues, matters pertaining to welfare of different members and those pertaining to strengthening of the District organization.
 
The house unanimously elected a new District body for the next term with Com. Mrinmoy Roy as President, Com. P R Chanda as District Secretary and Com. Biswajit Dutta as Treasurer. (14.07.2014)
 
SNEA(I),Assam Circle expresses heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Com. Abhijit Das, VP SNEA(I) Assam, who lost his beloved father on 12/07/2014. We all pray to the Almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul!
 
DPE has rejected the DOT/BSNL created intermediate pay scales E1A & E2A. It is a good news. Now DOT-BSNL shall have no option but to upgrade the pay scales to E2 & E3.(11.07.2014)
 
The District Conference of SNEA Silchar SSA is to be held on 12th July,2014 at Silchar. VP Com. Abhijit Das, ACS, Com. Kaustav Chakraborty and Circle Secretary are going to attend the conference.

Agitation Program:

Responding to the call of CHQ and decision taken in Jaipur CWC, Assam Circle SNEA has extended full support and solidarity towards the struggle launched by Kerala comrades against the unacceptable working style of present CGMT, kerala Circle. Circle Secretary has already sent letters to CMD and other senior officers including CGMT Kerala Circle disclosing support and solidarity towards the agitation program of Kerala comrades.

It seems the senior officers in the Corporate office has preferred to support the unruly and destructive attitudes and activities of CGMT Kerala at the cost of company's interest. Kerala being a profit making circle has been a role model for other circles to follow. But the present CGMT is bent on destroying this healthy working environment.

This has forced SNEA to launch country-wide agitation program and as a part of this, there will be launch-hour Demonstration at all Circle and SSA Headquarters on 09-7-2014.

Circle Secretary requests all members of Assam circle to join Lunch hour demonstration on 09-7-2014 at Circle office Panbazar, Guwahati and at all other SSA HQs.(08.07.2014)

 
SNEA(I),Assam Circle expresses heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Mrs. Geetanjali Kakoti, SDE(Admin), O/o the GMTD, Kamrup, and her bereaved family on the passing away of her beloved mother on 20/06/2014. We all pray to the Almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul!( 21.06.2014)
 
SNEA(I), Assam Circle, expresses deep, heartfelt sympathy & condolences to Com. Shyamal Dutta, ACS, SNEA(I) Assam,  and Com. Nityananda Sharma, President ,Guwahati Division, who lost their beloved mothers respectively on 16/06/2014 and 18/06/2014. We all pray to the Almighty to give strength and succour to the bereaved family to bear this insurmountable loss and wade through the challenges of life !19.06.2014)
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE COMRADES WHO HAVE BEEN GIVEN LOOK AFTER ASSIGNMENTS IN  THE CADRE OF AGM/DE.
 
Assam Circle has issued FIRST LIST for Look After arrangements from SDE to AGM/DE on 06-06-2014.
 
As per our discussion with CGMT, the comrades of a particular SSA are given LA assignments in that SSA itself to the extent of vacancies earmarked to be filled up. The list contains names of 18 SDEs in the first phase. Out of these 18 comrades, 10 are posted in their respective SSAs and they are in a position to join immediately. The remaining 8 comrades, all belonging to Guwahati District, are posted in other SSAs just to maintain seniority required for making such LA arrangements.
 
However, if the comrades posted in other SSAs or otherwise are not interested to join the new assignments, they are requested to submit Letter of REFUSAL to Sr GM(HR), Assam Circle through proper channel IMMEDIATELY. This is required URGENTLY so that the next list of Look After arrangements can be issued and comrades of other Districts can be given LA promotions in their respective SSAs. 
 
Circle Secretary requests DS, Guwahati Com. N C Bhagabati to contact the comrades and collect Letter of Refusal from comrades who are not interested to join new assignments and get them processed in GM/Kamrup office to reach Circle office at the earliest.
 
See the letter: Page-1    Page-2 09.06.2014)

Circle Secretary writes to CGMT Assam Circle for inclusion of missing names of SDEs in the list circulated for making look after arrangements in the cadre of DE/AGM. View the letter.19.05.2014)

Meeting with CGMT Assam Circle on 30-4-2014
 
Circle Secretary along with ACS Com. Shyamal Dutta had  a detailed discussion with CGMT Assam Circle Shri S L Singh on the following issues :
 
1. Misconduct of GMTD Jorhat :
 
Circle Secretary apprised CGMT of the undemocratic and autocratic style of functioning of present GMTD Jorhat. The vindictive attitude of the officer has vitiated the working atmosphere of the SSA and the executives are working in a situation of panic. It was highlighted that the GMTD has no faith in the modern management principles and his attitudes and fascist style of working is detrimental to the future of this company. Circle Secretary demanded immediate personal intervention of CGMT to normalize the situation so that it does not snowball further leading to industrial unrest in near future. In this regard, a letter was also submitted to CGMT.
.. View the letter    
 
 

2.  Looking after arrangement in the cadre of DE/AGM

 
Assam Circle has already initiated the process of L/A from SDE to DE/AGM. Circle Secretary requested CGMT to ensure that the eligible SDEs are posted in  the SSA itself where are working now. CGMT assured to maintain the same to the maximum extent possible.

3. Reversion of JTO/SDEs
 
Due to active persuasion from SNEA Assam Circle and Com. General Secretary, the Establishment-IV section of Corporate Office has written a letter to CGMT to furnish details of the case way back on 6th March 2014. But the the concerned cell of Assam Circle has suppressed the letter and has not replied to it so far. Even it seems the matter was not brought to the notice of the CGMT.  Circle secretary has given a copy of the letter to CGMT and requested him to take necessary steps to give a reply to Corporate Office, so that the errors committed by the circle management comes to the notice of Corporate Office authority to find an amicable solution to this serious problem. 

 

5th District Conference of SNEA (India) Bongaigaon District was held on 6th April 2014 at a newly opened beautiful Marriage Hall at Bongaigaon with a day-long program.
 
The well attended delegate Session was addressed by Circle Secretary and ACS Com. Nazrul Islam. The Circle Secretary has a very healthy interaction with the comrades and elaborately addressed to all the queries raised by the members. An Open Session was also organized before Lunch to discuss service related matters. The Session was addressed by GMTD Bongaigaon Shri Debashish Sarkar besides Circle Secretary, ACS, DS Com. J.K. Dhar and Com. Bhowmik from BSNLEU. The GMTD presented the clear picture on various initiatives undertaken in the Telecom District for improvement of BSNL services. The Telecom District has witnessed a significant improvement under the present GMTD Mr. Sarkar which was appreciated by the Association/Union leaders with a single voice. Circle Secretary assured all support and co-operation from the executives for any initiative taken by the management in the interest of BSNL.
 
A felicitation program was also organized in honour of retired leaders Com. J.K. Dhar and Com. C.K. Choudhury. All Members and leaders showered good wishes for happy retired life to Com. Dhar and Com. Choudhury.
 
A new District body was elected unanimously with Com. J. Upadhaya, Com. SUBRATA KR. DEY and com. Utpal Goswami as President, District Secretary and District Treasurer respectively.( 07.04.2014)
 
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CHQ Website shifted to new virtual private Server and resumed. Links will be provided gradually.05.04.2014)
 
There will be interruption in our CHQ Website for 2 to 3 days as it is being shifted to new server.( 26.03.2014)
 
Holding of District Conference
 
Circle Secretary requests the following District bodies to hold District Conference on any convenient day before 16th May 2014 positively.
 
1.    Bongaigaon (already scheduled in April)
2.    Dibrugarh
3.    Tezpur
4.    Jorhat
5.    Silchar (scheduled to be held in May)
 
The exact date of conference may be finalized at the earliest with intimation to Circle Secretary.
 
The District Conference of SNEA Nagaon District was held on 22-02-2014 which was attended by Circle Secretary. A new body was unanimously elected with Com.K. Bardoloi, Com. B.K. Chakraborty and Com. Pradip Sarma as President, DS and District Treasurer respectively.
 
Massive Dharna program was was organized throughout the circle on 6th March 2014 responding to the call of SNEA (India) CHQ to press for a few genuine demands.
 
 
Circle Secretary congratulates all the members of SNEA(India) Assam Circle for their whole hearted participation in the Dharna program.
 
Click here for the News paper report on the program. 
 
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Important decision of Emergent CEC held at Nagaon on 22nd Feb, 2014
 
Organized in an excellent manner by Nagaon comrades, the emergent CEC was held in Prashanti Tourist Lodge, Nagaon. Among other discussions, the well attended CEC arrived at the following important decision unanimously on the issue of illegal reversion of SNEA members from executives to non-executive cadres by the callous Assam Circle management.
 
The CEC expressed serious concern and anguish on the illegal reversion of members by Assam Circle management in blatant violation of court order and Corporate office directive and condemned the efforts made by the circle to cover up the error and illegality. The committee asked Circle Secretary to pursue the matter further with CGMT and Com. General Secretary for an amicable solution. If all efforts fail, the CS was authorized to even launch agitation program at an appropriate time demanding immediate reinstatment of innocent members victimized through the illegal reversion .
 
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Circle Secretary requests all the DS/BS and Circle Office bearers to start grass root level preparations to partcipate in the Agitation program launched by CHQ on some vital demands :
 
1. Implementation of standard pay scales E-2 for JTO/JAO and E-3 for SDE/AO etc instead of intermediatory pay scales like E-1A or E-2A which have been rejected by DOT and DOPT.
2. Promotion from JTO to SDE and JAO to AO which are pending for years together.
3. Implementation of Time bound functional promotion in line with CPSU cadre hierarchy.
4. 30% Superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees.... etc
 
The program of action :
1. 25-02-2014 : Lunch hour demonstartion at CHQ/Circle/SSA levels.
2. 06-03-2014 : Day long Dharna at CHQ/Circle/SSA levels
3. 19 to 21-03-2014 : Relay Hunger strike at CHQ/Circle/SSA levels.(03.03.2014)
 
Comrades, expose the indifferent attitude of BSNL management towards genuine demands of the executives by taking wholehearted participation in the above program of actions. (22.02.2014)
 

AN EMERGENT CIRCLE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEET IS NOTIFIED TO BE HELD AT NAGAON ON 22-02-2014.

CIRCLE SECRETARY REQUESTS ALL THE CEC MEMBERS, DISTRICT SECRETARIES AND CIRCLE OFFICE BEARERS TO ATTEND THE MEET AS NOTIFIED. .. View the Notice

 (14.02.2014)
 
Meeting with CGMT Assam Circle on 11-02-2014 ::
 
Circle Secretary along with DS, Guwahati met Shri Shiva Lal Singh, CGMT Assam Circle and discussed the following issues :
 
1. Request Transfer of Com.  A K Roy, SDE from Jorhat to Silchar SSA. The CGMT has been apprised of the fact that the transfer case of Com. A K Roy is pending in circle for quite sometime in spite of repeated representations from the officer only due to negative attitude of the HR section. CGMT has assured to take up the matter towards last week of March at the end of current academic session. CGMT also assured to verify the case of  relieving of Com. Rajesh Kumar, JTO from NETF to UP(East) circle.
 
2. Circle Secretary tried to clear the misgivings regarding illegal reversion of our members by Assam Circle in blatant violation of Court order and Corporate Office directive and request for a convenient date for detailed discussion on it. CGMT assured the Association to discuss the matter in details tentatively on 17th or 18th February.
 
Comrades, it seems the Assam Circle Administration is taking the serious Reversion issue very lightly. The Association may be forced to launch agitation program in near future on this burning issue depending on outcome of the proposed discussion.
11.02.2014)
 
Circle Secretary calls upon the members of Assam Circle to remain alert and prepared to launch serious organizational actions on short notice. 

 
The 8th Divisional Conference of SNEA(I),Guwahati Division was held on 7th February,2014 at Panbazar,Guwahati. Mr.Manoj Kumar, GMTD, Kamrup was the special dignitary in the conference. He delivered a valuable and encouraging speech in the meeting. The old body was dissolved and a new executive body of Guwahati Division is formed with seven members.  .. View the New Body
 
Com N. C. Bhagabati, DS, Guwahati,  along with District president Com Nityananda Sarma, Com Gobinda Sarma ADS, Com S. Purkayastha, Treasurer & Com. Arun Das, Br.Secy Panbazar Branch, met GM Kamrup Sri M. Kumar, who is a BSNL absorbed GM,  on 21st January, 2014 and discussed various issues with him. He will address the members of SNEA(I) Guwahati Division in the forthcoming Divisional Conference of Guwahati Division on 7th February, 2014 at 1300 hrs. All the members are requested to attend the conference without fail. (21.01.2014)

The 6th Branch Conference of SNEA(I), Guwahati Task Force Branch will be held on 25/01/14 at the O/o DE(TP), CTTC Campus, Bharalumukh from 2:30 pm. Com. Nityananda Sarma, SDE(TP-II),NETF, requests all the members to attend the meeting positively. 21.01.2014)

 
SNEA(I), Assam Circle, expresses deep, heartfelt sympathy & condolences to Com. Mazamil Hussain, SDE(IT), Circle Office, and his bereaved family, on sudden demise of his beloved father on 19/01/2014. CS Com. Mandal and all SNEA(I) members pray to the Almighty to give strengh and succour to the family to bear this insurmountable loss and wade through the challenges of life !
 
General Secretary Com. K Sebastin has written to Director (HR), with a copy to Director (EB) and GM (Estt), BSNL Corporate office, on 13th January,2014   regarding the  illegal reversion of JTO/SDEs by Assam Cicle. The Association requests personal intervention of the Director (HR) for a direction to Assam Circle or immediate corrective steps by the Circle.  .. View the letter  
Circle Secretary has written to Shri Shiva Lal Singh, CGMT Assam Circle reiterating the stand of the Association on illegal, unmindful and insensitive action of the circle HR cell in reverting our comrades from executives to non-executive cadre in an inhuman manner.
 
CS has also raised the issue that the circle administration is playing a danger game with the life and dignity of our members as well as some innocent employees who have been promoted recently and sent for induction training to RTTC Guwahati.
 
These innocent non-executive employees promoted to JTO in excess of available vacancies in 1999, shall have to be reverted again today or tomorrow for obvious reasons making the issue more complicated
 
Circle secretary has demanded immediate corrective steps from CGMT.10.01.2014)
 
Com. N. C. Bhagawati, DS, Guwahati District, informs that the 8th Divisional Conference of SNEA(I), Guwahati, will be held at Panbazar IQ on 07/02/2014. All members are requested by Com. Bhagawati to attend the meet positively and contribute an amount of Rs. 200/- as conference fee to  Com. S.N.Purkayastha, Divisional Treasurer. ( 03.01.2014)
departed soul!
 
Circle Secretary writes :
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014  TO ALL DEAR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES !!
 
LET US ALL MAKE THIS YEAR 2014 AS THE YEAR OF HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY FOR  THE ENTIRE BSNL FAMILY !  LET THIS YEAR BE THE YEAR OF TURN AROUND FOR OUR BELOVED COMPANY !

 
FRIENDS, On 31st December 2013 one of our dedicated and sincere leader Com. J K Dhar, DS, Bongaigaon has retired from service on superannuation. Com. Dhar has been actively associated with the trade union activities right from the day of his entry into DOT. We always find him sincere and front runner in all our association programs and other day to day activities. Com. Dhar was solidly behind this association as a loyal soldier even at the time of crisis in Bongaigaon District wing in the recent past. This association owes a lot to the selfless services contributions of com. J K Dhar. 

On behalf of the entire membership of SNEA (India) Assam Circle, I WISH OUR DEAR COMRADE DHAR A VERY HAPPY AND PEACEFUL RETIRED LIFE ! ( 01.01.2014)
 
 
Today General Secretary Com. Sebastin is having an important discussion with GM(Estt) Corporate office regarding the unfortunate and illegal reversion of our members by the Assam Circle HR Section. Outcome of the discussion will be updated soon. ( 31.12.2013)
 
Circle Secretary writes to CGMT, Assam Circle as special case. .. View the letter  ( 23.12.2013)

Circle Secretary attended an Open Session organized by AIGETOA, Assam Circle on 15th December 2013 at Guwahati Town Club Auditorium. The topic for discussion in the session was "Role of Employees and Management in driving BSNL back to the path of accelerated growth". CS presented the clear view of SNEA (India) in the session on the given topic in presence of a large number of AIGETOA delegates, GS AIGETOA Com. Verma and senior officers of Assam Circle. Circle Secretary appreciates AIGETOA, Assam Circle for taking such step for the interest of the company. 19.12.2013)

 
 
SNEA  leadership welcomes new CGMT Assam Circle,

 Shri Shiva Lal Singh


 
On 15th November, Circle Secretary along with Circle President Com. V. Nath, DS Guwahati Com. N C Bhagabati and a few members from Bongaigaon, Jorhat and DIbrugarh SSA met new CGMT Shri Shiva Lal Singh and extended warm welcome to Assam Circle. The Association assured him of full cooperation in all issues pertaining to the welfare of BSNL.18.11.2013)

 
Circle Secretary also apprised CGMT of the most serious development of the circle relating to illegal reversion of executives to non-executives by the circle administration and requested for a formal meeting to discuss the issue. CGMT responded quite positively and sought time to study the whole issue. We are expecting a meeting with the circle management shortly to settle the issue amicably so that SNEA leadership is not forced to launch agitation program for the ends of justice.
 
 
 
Transfer & Posting Order: After long and continuous persuasion by our Circle Secretary, the following transfer & posting orders have been approved by the CGMT, Assam Circle. .. View the letter  
 
Circle Secretary will be on organizational tour from 24th to 28th October,2013 to attend Central Working Committee Meet at Patna. Members may contact Com. Shyamal Dutta, ACS for any association purpose during this period.
 
 
As reported by CHQ Treasurer, the status of CHQ subscription payment by different Districts of Assam circle is as follows :
CHQ Quota payment details as on 17-10-13  (23.09.2013)
Note: Some of the SSAs have deposited amount in CHQ account and details not intimated to CHQ Treasurer. Such SSA DS or DT are requested to contact CHQ Treasurer (09486102600). 

 
1. Bongaigaon   : December/2012
2. Dibrugarh      : March/2012
3. Guwahati       : Dec/2012  (cleared upto Sept/2013)
4. Jorhat            : February/ 2012
5. Nagaon          : March/2012
6. Silchar            : March/2012
7. Tezpur            : July/2013

All the DS/DT are requested to clear CHQ as well as Circle quota up to August 2013 by this month positively.

General Secretary Com. K. Sebastin has congratulated DS and the members of the Guwahati District for contributing Rs. 20000/- to CHQ Building Fund in addition to earlier contrinutions ! 19.10.2013)

 
UPDATE ON THE ISSUE OF ILLEGAL REVERSION OF MEMBERS

Assam Circle has taken a U-turn on the issue of reversion of executives. The Circle management, which was on the same page with the ill-fated executives in earlier legal process, is now doing their best to justify the illegal reversion. This has forced the Association to change its strategy and raised genuine questions on the grave errors committed by the circle during implementation of Court order and deliberate violation of Corporate office directives on the whole issue.
 
Circle Secretary writes to CGMT, Assam Circle demanding a thorough inquiry into the whole episode of promotion of one group and reversion of another and to undo the misdeeds done by the officers at the helm of affairs. 
See the letter...     Page-1    Page-2   Page-3(20.09.2013)
 
 
Kind attention : All DS.....
 
CS requests all District Secretaries/Dist. Treasurers to clear CHQ Quota up to August 2013 along with pending Building fund (Rs.500 each) and Legal fund (Rs.200 each) by this month.
 
All Districts should also clear Circle quota up to August 2013 by this month. We are holding CEC in October before CWC Patna(20.09.2013)

Circle Secretary takes the pleasure to inform the members of Assam Circle that with active support and persuasion from Com. General Secretary, the following two pending cases have been successfully settled :

1. INVALID PENSION TO COM. NITUL HAZARIKA :  As you are all aware, beloved Com. Nitul Hazarika, SDE (E) has been suffering from serious ailments and has become totally invalid to continue in service and therefore requested for Invalid pension. This Association has done everything possible to help the comrade and his family and in this endevour all the comrades of Jorhat district lead by Com. H. P. Dutta, R. L Borah and DS Jorhat, a few comrades from Guwahati and even some comrades from other circles have extended helping hands setting a rare example of humanity and brotherhood. Today we feel happy to inform you that BSNL Corporate office has approved his Invalid pension case and the order also issued on 17-9-2013. This Association would feel honoured if this small gesture could any way serve our beloved comrade and his family. 

2. Com. N. J. Kakati of Inspection Circle has been recently promoted from SDE to DE (Adhoc) and was posted to West Bengal Circle. Whereas officers from other circles come to North East on promotion to fill up the vacancies here, the posting of Com. Kakati outside NE region was something unusual. This Association took up the issue very seriously and finally the modified order of posting has been issued from Corporate office on 16-9-2013, retaining him in Inspection circle.

 In both the above cases, Com. General Secretary has wholeheartedly supported us and we are extremely thankful to Com. K. Sebastin. (18.09.2013)

As a pleasant surprise, General Secretary Com. K. Sebastin halted for a couple of hours at Guwahati  to-day (13-9-2013) on his way to Shillong.

Taking the opportunity of pleasant company of Com. GS, Circle President Com. V. Nath, CS I. H. Mandal , ACS Com. Shyamal Dutta and a large number of members from Guwahati and Bongaigaon has had informal discussions on the issues of controversial reversion of 14 Executives in Assam Circle, modification of posting of Com. N J Kakati, JTO to SDE promotions etc.

On the burning issue of reversion of executives, Com. GS has provided valuable guidance in the way of exploring legal remedies from court, after going through all the documents in the case.

Com. GS has assured Com. N J Kakati that the order modifying his place of posting to Inspection circle on his promotion to DE (Ad-hoc) is expected early next week.

We are extremely thankful to Com. General Secretary for the valuable guidance and information on various issues. (13.09.2013)

 
As informed by GS Com. Sebastin the Invalid Pension case of Com. Nitul Hazarika is moving fast in Corporate Office. Director (F) has cleared the case & it has reached Director (HR). We may expect final approval by next week.( 06.09.2013)