Strategies to increase the revenue and accelerate the growth to make
the company profitable to ensure the
benefit of 3rd PRC w.e.f 01.01.2017.
2. Implementation of Joint Committee recommendations submitted on 07.10.2015 on implementation of Standard pay scales, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and uniform first TBP
3. Pay fixation and pay protection on officiating promotion during DoT/BSNL period and got regular promotion as SDE/AO/DE/CAO/EE after 01.10.2000 as per rules
4. Membership verification and other important issues. (12.01.2016)
Circle conference of Assam Circle:
The Circle Conference of Assam Circle was held at Bongaigaon, Assam on 15, 16 December, 2015. GS Com K. Sebastin and CHQ President Com A A Khan attended the conference. C/President Com V. Nath presided over the Conference and C/Secretary Com I H Mandal submitted the report. GS and President mainly concentrated on the BSNL growth related issues and pending HR issues in their address.
The sincere efforts of this Association and the Forum of BSNL Unions and Assns on revival of BSNL started producing positive results. Forum observed "Customer Delight month" and "Customer Delight year" with focus to improve the quality of service and the growth of our beloved company, our bread and butter. Management also took initiatives to support the movement. All credits go to the field units and employees who responded to the call with commitment and conviction and implemented the Forum call. Management and employees worked together to achieve this goal. Net result is BSNL become operational profit of Rs 672 Crores last financial year. This is a remarkable achievement comparing to the previous year performance of 691 Crores losses. The operational profit of 672 Crores, eventhough a small figure infused tremendous confidence among the employees and proved that our sincere efforts will definitely bring BSNL out of crisis. Now we have to further improve on it.
Top management started to interact with the Unions and Assns frequently which we never witnessed earlier. This boosted confidence among the employees. CMD and other Directors are taking lot of initiatives and quick decisions to bring the company back on track. The"Free night calling facility during night hours", "Free roaming" and "2 MB Broardband speed" etc are some of the major initiatives. Procurement of materials has streamlined. Lot of Circles stated capitalising on these initiatives. Last few months we are adding about 15 lakh mobile connections per month including MNP, we are now MNP positive with 1 lakh per month, BB connections started picking up, landline surrender we could arrest etc etc.
ERP implemented, NGN roll out is going on in a big way, MPLS expansion by adding 232 new edge routers underway with equipment supply starting this month, Add on order for GSM expansion to replace Phase I, II, III and Nortel and Nokia eqpts of Phase IV, OF cable of 24 Fibre and above started supply. Now it is our turn to respond positively to these initiatives. In another one year 3rd PRC is due. What efforts we are taking in the next one or two years going to decided our future and future of our company.
Forum of BSNL Unions and Assns, sensing the urgency and the positive developments decided to take further initiatives in the coming days. Forum decided for a 100 days drive "ServiceWith A Smile (S W A S)" w.e.f 01.01.2016 with special focus on the following issues:
(1) (1 ) Vigorous marketing of Mobile, Broadband and Landline connections.
(2) Ensure Fault Free service.
(3) Reconnection of Broadband and Landline connections.
(4) (4) Special focus on Enterprise Business, Leased line, CUG and 3G customers.
(5) Special focus on MNP.
Now we have to make this programme a grand success. All out efforts should be there from our side and from all the employees to achieve this single agenda. Once we could achieve this, we will be in a better position to bargain with management for 3rd PRC, better perks, allowances etc.
On HR issues, the main focus of the Association is on 1) 3rd PRC, 2) 30% super annuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees, 3) standard pay scales of E2, E3, 4) promotions in various cadres, 5) CPSU cadre hierarchy etc.
1) 3rd PRC; SNEA and NCOA working together and taking leading role in constitution of 3rdPRC. The trade union notice given by NCOA created tremendous pressure in the Govt and now Govt is activing very fast to constitute the 3rd PRC. The entire matter is now dealt by Cabinet Secretariate and PMO. We are trying to include the next Pension revision also part of the terms of reference of 3rd PRC.
2) 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees:The proposal of 6% contribution was discussed in the remunerartion Committee of BSNL Board. The Board asked some more information from the management side. Now with the additional informations, it will go to the remuneration committee and the Board. We are vigourously pursuing the matter to ensure that next Board meeting takes decision so that the much delayed Pension fund constitution can be initiated. By this 6%, the total contribution now reaches upto 24.5%(18.5+6).
3) Implementation of standard pay scales of E2, E3: With the sole struggle by SNEA, the Jt Committee reconstituted in May, 2015. The Committee submitted its recommendation in Oct, 2015. Our main aim is to avoid the demotion of the basic cadres of JTO/JAO from E1A to E1 and SDE/AO from E2A to E2. We are struggling for the cadre and E2, E3 pay scales. Our struggle for E2, E3 pay scales will definitely benefit the JTOs and JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 and motivate them.
4) Promotions in various cadres: The preparatory work for JTO to SDE (seniority quota), JAO to AO, SDE to DE and AO to CAO DPC is almost completed. The LDCE result from JTO to SDE is also almost ready. However due to the court cases going on at Hon Chandigargh Tribunal based on Nagaraju judgment, DPC and promotion orders could not be issued. In addition to that JTO to SDE(SQ) DPC stay is continuing from Ernakulam High Court. In the 3rd case, BSNL will be submitting the reply after vetting the same by BSNLCO. Thereafter, case will be listed for final hearing. In LDCE case also, about 4 Tribunals stayed the declaration of results. BSNL is transferring all the cases to PCAT, New Delhi. In the case of Civil/Elect etc we could make JTO to SDE promotion current. However on EE promotion, the final hearing on the case is completed at PCAT, New Delhi and judgment is reserved.
5) Implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy: Tireless efforts of the Assn resulted in positive recommendation from the Jt Committee. The only way to tide over the present crisis and court cases over seniority related issues on promotion is implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy. In this mechanism the promotion is delinked from seniority and availability of posts upto certain level.
Implementation of standard pay scales, CPSU cadre Hierarchy and 30% superannuation benefit will streamline the pay, promotions and pension issues and almost 90% of the HR related issues will be resolve by that. So the entire focus of the association is in resolving these issues with top most priority.
In the Conference, Com. I.H. Mandal, Com. Arijit Roy Prodhani, Com. Gobinda Chandra Sarma, Com. Hemendra Prasad Dutta and Com. Manoj Karki were unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary, Circle Treasurer and CWC Members respectively.
Special Recruitment Drive for JTO & TTA for Assam Circle :
Circle Secretary has written to CGMT Assam Circle stating that the Association has no objection to relieving of lady JTOs under Rule -8 transfer on humanitarian ground.
At the same time it is further put on record that the circle management should initiate the process of Special recruitment drive for JTO & TTA exclusives from the candidates of NE states, if required through amendment to Recruitment rules.
<<<< Letter from CS >>>> ( 11.12.2015)
SNEA(I), Assam Circle is deeply saddened to know the passing away of the beloved father of Com.Nilim Saikia, JTO , Tezpur, on 02-12-2015. On behalf of the SNEA(I) family, Com. I.H.Mandal expresses heart-felt sympathy and condolences to Com. Saikia and his bereaved family. Let the Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace!!
Circle Secretary writes to CGM/ETR Kolkata after telephonic discussion with the officer Shri Arun Kumarji for early release of Com. Sushanta Saha, SDE for his posting in RTTC Guwahati........
<<< Letter to CGM_ETR>>>>
Circle Secretary writes to CGMT Assam Circle Shri. Rajiv Yadav regarding the long pending case of Reversion of executives .......
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Rule-8 Transfer issue :
SNEA, Assam Circle is deeply saddened to know the passing away of the beloved father of Com. Hemen Dutta, SDE(T/F), Jorhat and CWC member, on 20-10-2015. On behalf of the whole SNEA family, Com. I.H. Mandal conveys heart-felt condolences to Com. Dutta and his bereaved family. Let the Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace!! (26.10.2015)
A General Body meeting of SNEA(I) Guwahati Division will be held at IQ, Panbazar on 29th September 2015 (Tuesday) from 3.30 PM to discuss various important issues. DS Com. Nazrul Islam requests all the members to attend the meeting positively. << View the Notice Here >>.. (24.09.2015)
Kerala issue is resolved. CGM Shri M S S Rao transferred and put under compulsory wait at Trivandrum. SNEA has decided to call off the agitation program on this issue. CHQ and Circle SNEA Congratulate all members of SNEA(I) and BSNLEU for their active support and co-operation. (17.09.2015)
The Great, Unique and Unprecedented achievements of Assam Circle in All India Conference held in Jaipur from 5th to 8th September, 2015.
(1) SNEA Assam circle has been raising the issue of Special recruitment drive for JTOs in the circle for last more than two decades in every AIC and CWC meets of the Association and continuously pursuing the same in every forum. In this All India Conference, Jaipur the Director (HR), BSNL Board has given a clear commitment that there will be Special Recruitment drive for JTOs in Assam and other NE Circles.
(2) SNEA Assam Circle has been dealing with a very serious issue of Reversion of a few JTOs as a fallout of one legal battle. As a result of tireless persuasion of SNEA Assam Circle the Representative council of AIC, Jaipur has taken an unanimous resolution that the case case of Reversion of JTOs of Assam and UP (W) circles will be taken up by CHQ on priority basis. In case the matter cannot be resolved out of court, the case may be even fought in the Hon'ble Supreme Court and the Association shall bear all such legal expenses to ensure that the reverted JTOs are reinstated. (15.09.2015)
SPECIAL CASUAL LEAVE FOR AIC_JAIPUR
CGMT Assam Circle has approved the Special Casual Leave to all the delegates of SNEA India) Assam Circle for attending All India Conference at Jaipur. Delegates shall submit Applications, with reference to the approval (attached below) & by mentioning the the period of leave required covering the days of Conference and transit period, to their respective controlling officers for grant of Special Casual Leave . (21.08.2015)
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! ( 27.07.2015)
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 email@example.com( 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.