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May
15

FIRST TIME BOUND UPGRADATION IN 4 YEARS, 4-5 YEARS, 5-6 YEARS, 6 YEARS

As assured to Joint Forum, Personal Section of BSNL CO has issued letter seeking the details on the number of persons getting first time bound upgradation in 4 years, 4-5 years, 5-6 years, 6 years.

 Click here for letter

May
13

Meeting with Member(Fin), Telecom Commission on 12.05.2017 regarding reconsideration of PO dated 28.03.2017 and approval of E2 and E3 pay scales:

JF leaders met Smt Anuradha Mitra, new Member(F) and held discussions on the issue. DDG(F) and Director(F) also present in the meeting. Member(F) invited us for the scheduled meeting. JF explained the background. The replacement scales approved for E1A and E2A are lower pay scales of E1 and E2 and as a result the JTO/JAO and SDE/AO cadres stands demoted. It is not at all the proposal of BSNL. DDG(F) tried to justify the decision as done by AS(T) stating that the pay scales were E1, E2 and E1A/E2A were only applicable for the absorbed Executives for fitment purposes. JF refuted the arguments with the PO issued by DoT in 2003 in which it is clearly written that the Executives recruited by BSNL also will have the same pay scales of E1A and E2A. BSNL recruited Executives in E1A scale. JTO, JAO, SDE, AO etc RRs are approved by the BSNL Board with E1A/E2A scales, in which two Board members are from DoT.

Now BSNL management also not agreed to the PO as the pay scales are not recommended by BSNL. BSNL requested to reconsider the decision. JF categorically rejected E1 and E2 scales approved by DoT and told that replacement scales for E1A and E2A should be E2 and E3 as per the recommendation of BSNL.

Meanwhile the letter from CMD, BSNL is processed by the concerned section.

Comrades, it is very clear that DoT will stick to its decision unless and until we are creating so much organizational pressure through the struggles. So make extensive preparations for the work according to rule and relay hunger strike from 29.05.2017. The impact of the struggle only will change the stand of DoT.

Meeting with PGM(Estt) on Superannuation benefits: In continuation of the meeting held last week, further discussions held on the subject. We demanded that further hike in the contribution to 30% is to be considered in view of the fact that the actuarial analysis of medical benefits are completed. After discussion, PGM(Estt) assured to move the proposal.

May
12

WORK ACCORDING TO RULE AND RELAY HUNGER STRIKE FROM 29.05.2017:

During the intervening period of three weeks, grass roots level preparations should be continued for the success of the agitation from 29.05.2017. Local level combined meeting shall be convened to explain the developments to the grass root level activists. This three weeks should be effectively utilized by JF CSs, SSA Secretaries and office bearers at all levels for organizing the meetings by extensive tour. It is the time for organizational preparations.

CHQ will try to continue the dialogue with DoT and BSNL management for which the agitation programmes are temporarily deferred with a hope that DoT and BSNL will seriously involve in resolving the issues.

Unfortunately BSNL management is hell bend to crush the Associations/Unions and silence the voices of trade unions and the workers. This situation we didn't see even in DoT era. We will take it as a challenge and will respond organizationally. Management should understand that issues will be resolved only though discussion and not through suppressive measures.

If things are not moving positively, we have to respond organizationally in the strongest manner from 29.05.2017. Gear up for that from 29.05.2017.

 

May
07

CHANGE IN AGITATION PROGRAMME OF JOINT FORUM

In view of the very positive discussions held on 04.05.2017 and 05.05.2017 and the assurance from management to continue the discussions on all the HR issues on weekly basis till the issues are resolved, JF Forum of BSNL Executives Associations decided to defer the Relay Hunger Strike from Monday onwards at BSNL HQ and Circle HQs till 28.05.2017. The Work According to Rule, Non cooperation and Relay Hunger strike at SSA HQs also deferred till 28.05.2017.

The DO letter from CMD, BSNL to Secretary DoT to review the PO dated 28.03.2017 is under process in DoT. Management arranged a combined meeting of JF and BSNL management in the Hon Ministers Office next week to explain the issue. Afterwards management is arranging a meeting with Secretary, DoT also in this regard.

On other HR issues, actions will be initiated from Monday onwards and discussions will be continued from Monday. Director HR shall be reviewing the progress every week.

If the standard pay scales of E2 and E3 are not approved by DoT by 28.05.2017 and progress is not there in the HR issues as assured, our agitation programmes will be resumed and intensified w.e.f 29.05.2017 with the following programmes.

29.05.2017 onwards: Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike and Work According to Rule.

If any negative developments happening in between, these agitation programmes will stand preponed accordingly.

To keep the momentum and mobilization at all levels, the following programs will be observed in the intervening period.

08th to 28th May: Executives will perform duty by wearing demand badges.

Every Tuesday (09th, 16th & 23rd May): Executives will work without taking Lunch, in protest.

Every Thursday (11th, 18th and 25th May): Lunch Hour demonstration at CHQ/Circle/SSA level.

May
03

AIGETOA Kerala CEC meeting scheduled on 13th May

Circle Executive Committee meeting of AIGETOA Kerala scheduled to be conducted at Kozhikkode on 13-05-2017.

Venue : Telecom Recreation Club , Mananchira T/E  , Kozhikkode.

Time : 10:30 – 16:30 Hrs

All District representatives and CEC members are requested to make it convenient to attend.

 

Apr
28

Indefinite Day Long Relay Hunger Strike at BSNL HQ and Circle HQs

In the discussions held with JF on 27.04.2017, DoT in principle agreed to review the PO issued on 28.03.2017. As decided in the meeting, BSNL will be sending the letter for review positively on Monday. Management has informed that they are arranging a joint meeting with MoS(C) office shortly. DoT/BSNL has sought some time to process the proposal again and for conclusive resolution of the pending HR issues. The discussions on HR issues will start from Monday onwards. 

However, this is only half work done. We have to go miles ahead for resolution of HR issues in totality and for that a sustained and intensive struggle is required. We have to keep the momentum as it is and continue discussion with management and DoT.

In view of the above developments, JF decided to continue with the indefinite Day long Relay Hunger strike (9.30 am to 5.30 pm) at BSNL HQ and Circle HQs from 01.05.2017.

Other trade union programs of Indefinite Work According to Rule, Non Cooperation and Relay Hunger Strike at SSA HQs are deferred for a period of two weeks from 01.05.2017. The Executives from various SSAs should participate in the Relay Hunger Strike at Circle HQs and keep the momentum on.

Activists at all levels to keep organizational preparations to launch more intensified trade union programs immediately after two weeks.

Apr
28

JF meeting with CMD and DIR(HR)

After the meeting in DoT on 27.04.2017, JF leaders met CMD and DIR(HR) and thanked them for their strong and open support in the meeting held in DoT for E2 and E3 pay scales. Both of them assured that BSNL is committed to get E2 and E3 scales implemented and both are using their good offices for the intervention of Hon MOSC and Secretary. BSNL assured to send the letter to Secretary, DoT on Monday itself with all the additional points and justification for E2 and E3 scales. It is understood that Management already written to Hon MOSC to call JF for discussion as situation is not under their control. CMD met Secretary, DoT on 26.04.2017 and briefed the situation and sought his intervention. Earlier he briefed the situation to Hon MOSC.

Comrades, DoT may take two to three weeks to review the decision if the same organizational pressure is maintained. Meanwhile other HR issues are to be discussed with BSNL. We have to keep the same tempo and organizational pressure and further in an intensified manner after two weeks. As we informed earlier, it will be a tough and prolonged agitation where we have to keep the momentum as it is for a longer period. Make preparations accordingly.

Apr
27

RHS Day3 : Meeting with DoT and CMD

DoT invited Jt Forum for discussion on the charter of demands. In addition to Jt Forum leaders, CMD/BSNL, DIR(HR), PGM(Estt) and GM(SR) also present in the discussions. DoT represented by Addl Secretary(T), Jt Secretary(A) and other officers.

At the outset we told Addl Sec that DoT is destabilising BSNL by creating industrial unrest in the company. If that is the intention of DoT, it is better to dismantle BSNL Board, BSNL can be run by DoT and all the employees can be taken to DoT. Otherwise DoT should allow BSNL Board to run the company.

On pay scale issue, we categorically told DoT that JF rejects the PO approved by DoT and will not accept demotion of the cadres. The pay scales of E2 and E3 approved by BSNL has to be approved as it is. AS(T) and other officers justified their action. Again we told them that DoT don’t have any power to lower the scales unilaterally and as per the Union Cabinet decision, pay scales are to be decided by Administrative ministry on the recommendations of the Board only and administrative ministry does not have any power to devise its own proposal.

On pay scale issue CMD/BSNL made its stand very clear by telling DoT that BSNL want to get E2 and E3 pay scales approved replacing E1A and E2A and DOT decision has to be reconsidered.

Finally DoT told BSNL to send a formal letter to Secretary, DoT for reconsideration of the issue and the same will be examined.

On other HR issues pending in the Board like SDE RR, E1+5 increments, MT quota diversion for CAO promotion etc, AS(T) made a comment that Board approval is not required when all other decisions are taken by MC. Then we demanded to record it as minutes of the board instead of making a verbal statement, on which he was non committal.

Comrades, AS(T) will not change the stand by his own. It requires tremendous organizational pressure and the intervention of the Hon Minister. So further organizational pressure is to be mounted. Though pressure created so far is having its effect but more pressure is required to break the ice in DOT and resolve the burning HR issues.

By evening all our CSs and SSA Secretaries should ensure that 100% of our Executives have submitted their Leave applications for tomorrow. All Executives should remain on leave and they need not come to office.

Apr
26

Relay hunger strike Day 2

Convener Joint Forum writes to Shri Nitishwar Kumar, IAS, PS to Hon MOSC, in continuation with the meeting held on 25.04.2017 with a request to immediately rescind presidential order No: 6-2/2016-SU dated 28.03.16 and consider latest proposal of BSNL dated 06.06.2016 to upgrade the scales of E1A and E2A to E2 and E3 against the backdrop of following crucial facts. More than 20,000 JTOs/SDEs and equivalent cadres face reversion because of this retrograde decision.

 

PS to Hon MOSC. Click here for the letter

 

 

Joint Forum writes to GS/BSNLEU, GS/NFTE BSNL and GS/SNATTA seeking their whole hearted support and participation in all the trade union programmes for approval of standard pay scales of E2 and E3 and to protect the prestige and status of the entry level cadres of JTO/JAOs, SDE/AOs.

Letter to GS BSNLEU. Click here

Letter to GS NFTE. Click here

Letter to GS SNATTA. Click here

Apr
26

Relay hunger strike updates

 

 

MASS CASUAL LEAVE ON 28.04.2017

All the Executives, irrespective of their membership should join this agitation programme and make it a grand success. JF appeal to all the Executives to make a sacrifice for the cadre which had given everything to us. The number will give a clear picture to the management and DoT, how much the Executives are agitated. It will give further momentum to our agitation and settlement of other HR issues.

Meeting with PS to Hon MOSC:

JF leaders met Sri Nitheswar Kumar, IAS and PS to Hon MOSC and had further discussions on standard pay scale issue. We explained to him that the PO issued by DoT recently is based on the 2009 proposal which was rejected by DoT twice, in 2011 and 2014. After rejection of the proposal, BSNL modified its proposal on 06.06.2016. But DoT didn't acted on this revised proposal.

PS told us that these facts are not known to them and BSNL management didn't briefed the issue to the Ministers office so far. Surprisingly it was also told by the PS to MOSC that when he contacted, DIR(HR) informed that this new PO issued is as per the BSNL proposal. We had given details of the letter written by Dir(HR) to DoT on 03.04.2017 requesting to reconsider the PO issued by DoT. On this PS assured to speak to DIR(HR) again.

Comrades, this shows that so far CMD and DIR(HR) seriously not taken up this burning issue with MOSC or his office. We have to mount tremendous organizational pressure on CMD and DIR(HR) which compel them to seek the intervention of Hon MOSC.

First day of Relay Hunger Strike:

Outstanding response from almost all the Circles. Hundreds of Executives are on Hunger strike in all the Circles even during night hours. Executives taken this issues into their hearts and decided to fight for the cadre till the resolution of the issues. Joining of SNEA, AIGETOA and all other Assns together given momentum to the agitation. Further mobilisation required in HR and UP(West) Circles.

Glimpses of First Day of Hunger Fast throughout the Country. Click here for Photos

Large number of activists of AIBSNLEA also joined the Hunger Strike in various Circles. JAOs of 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016 batches participated in the hunger strike expressing their concern over the issues. This shows the concern of the Executives towards core HR issues irrespective of Association affiliation.

JF reassure all the Executives participating in this crucial struggle for protecting the dignity and prestige of the cadres and settlement of other important HR issues, that it will not allow any victimization by the management.

Management invited the JF for a discussion today at 12.00 Hrs. However in protest against the management decision not to allow JF to erect tent at BSNLCO, JF decided not to go for discussions. In the evening police again denied permission to continue the Hunger strike after office hours. JF leaders categorically told the police officers that even if permission is not given, we will continue the Hunger strike upto tomorrow morning (24 Hrs) till next batch joins. Then police threatened to arrest all of us on Hunger fast and remove from the premises. We told police to do what they want to do and we are ready for arrest but will not leave the place. All the volunteers for hunger fast of 24 hours were ready to court arrest. This all happened at the instance of the management. However, after our strong stand, the police left without arresting us.

All the Executives should be prepared for a long struggle, without losing their conviction and commitment on the issues. Ultimate success will be ours.

Apr
24

72 hours Relay Hunger Strike from tomorrow...


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72 hours Relay Hunger Strike from 10 AM Tomorrow.

MASS CL ON 28th April 2017.

Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike and Work According to Rule from 1st May.

The agitation to protect the Cadre from demotion, struggle for justified E2 and E3 pay scales is starting from tomorrow...

The pay scales of all the Executives recruited after 01.01.2007 either through direct rect or promotion (2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 batch JTOs and JAOs) will be decided by the agitation. The pay scales of the future rects and the recent LICE JTOs also will be decided by this. Other HR issues promotions, Superannuation benefits, pay parity, first TB promotion, E1A and E2A from 01.10.2000, cancellation of DGM and MT RR etc are equally important.

Join the agitation programs irrespective of membership. Success of this agitation programs will decide our future. Gear up for the toughest struggle till the issues are settled.

All the Associations are joined or supporting the agitation.
Apr
20

72 hours Relay Hunger Strike

The 72 hours Relay Hunger Strike will be from 10:00 AM of 25th April 2017 to 10:00 AM of 28th April 2017. One batch will sit for 24 hours and will be replaced by another batch after 24 hours and so on. All Other will sit on Dharna. Maximum Participation of all the executives should be ensured in Dharna. Female Executives should participate during day hours.

All the office bearers should apply leave for four days beginning from 25th April 2017 to 28th April 2017. The members sitting on hunger fast should also apply leave.

All the Circle Secretaries and District Secretaries should serve the copy of the protest action programs under the banner of Joint Forum to their CGMs and SSA heads.

Mass Casual Leave by all executives for 28th April 2017 should be ensured by Saturday, the 22nd April 2017.


Office bearers and members should start preparations for intensifying the agitation programs and work according to rule w.e.f 1st May 2017.

 

Apr
20

Joint Forum Leaders write to GS AIBSNLEA

Thanking him for the active support extended and requesting for whole hearted participation as constituent association in Joint Forum.

Click here for letter

 

Apr
19

BSNL Employees Joint Forum Agitation

Urgent attention of all SSA Team...

If joint meeting not held so far, convene Joint Forum meeting at SSA level urgently and form Core committees at SSA level to monitor the agitation programs. Start combined campaign at all the levels.

The issues are very complex and through toughest struggle only we can have breakthrough. Almost 80% of the Executives (approx 40,000) are JTO/JAOs or SDE/AOs and the pay scale of these cadres lowered to E1 and E2. The pay scale of more than 40,000 Executives working as JTO/JAO, SDE/AO equivalent lowered to E1 and E2. Other HR issues like promotions, Superannuation benefits, first TB promotions, pay parity, E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect/Arch/TF/PA/ PS etc, scrapping of DGM and MT RRs etc are the need of the hour and a very tough struggle is needed ahead. If we think that the issues will be resolved sitting in the comfort of the offices, then we are simply befooling ourselves. Each one of us shall have to be part of this program with 100% commitment and without any apprehensions in mind. 

Toughest agitational programmes are announced in a short notice. The participation, involvement and the impact of this struggle will decide our destiny. So make all out preparations to face any challenge.
From 25th to 27th 72 hours relay hunger strike (day and night) will be the first programme. List of Executives participating the Hunger strike may be prepared in advance. All the office bearers should apply leave for four days immediately and all the executives should ensure hundred percent participation.
Mass Casual Leave on 28.04.2017 by all the Executives . It requires massive campaign. Make sure that 100% joint forum members and other supporters also are submitting CL applications for 28.04.2017. We should ensure that each and every Executive who cares for the issues should apply leave.
From 1st May onwards, agitation programmes will be intensified. Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike and Work According to Rule will be starting from 01.05.2017.
Join the programs enmasse and make the programs a big success.
Success of this struggle will lead to resolution of the issues. It is going to decide our future. It is going to decide the implementation of Pay, Promotion and Pensionary Benefits for all the BSNL Executives for ever.
Circle level Joint Forum meeting was convened at Trivandrum on 17/4/2017. Circle Secretaries and other leaders of SNEA and AIGETOA participated in the meeting and formulated strategy for the upcoming agitational programmes. Joint Forum is trying its best to request support and participation from all Associations and Unions of BSNL.

Click here for the meeting image
Click here for the Circle Minutes

Apr
18

JOINT FORUM OF BSNL EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATIONS SERVES NOTICE TO CMD BSNL & SECRETARY TELECOM

The Joint Forum of BSNL Executives Associations serves notice to Secretary DoT for the following issues :

1. Approval of BSNL recommendation to replacement of non-standard pay scales of E1A and E2A with standard pay scales of E2 and E3 w.e.f 01.01.2007 as per Union Cabinet decision and DPE orders.

2. Approval of pending HR issues in the BSNL Board (SDE RR, E1+5 increments, diversion of MT quota for promotion to CAO posts etc).

Simultaneously, Forum served notice to CMD BSNL for resolution of the pending HR issues as detailed below:

1. Immediate Issuance of Promotion Orders from JTO (T) to SDE (T) under DPC/LDCE quota and issuance of Promotion Orders in all the cadres, in all the wings under both quotas.

2. Extending 30 percent Superannuation Benefit to the BSNL recruited employees along with revision in date of implementation from the beginning.

3. Extending initial basic of Rs. 22820/- to the Executives recruited post 01.01.2007.

4. Uniform 1st Time Bound Promotion in Four Years for all Executives.

5. Extending E1A and E2A scales notionally to JTO/SDEs of Civil/Electrical/Arch/TF wings and PA/PS cadres w.e.f. 01.10.2000.

6. Scrapping of ongoing DR-DGM recruitment and DR-DGM/MT RRs.

7. Resolution of other long pending HR issues.

The United Forum partner AIBSNLEA has extended its complete support to the agitation program and and has informed that they may join the program in due course of time.

We further would like to emphasise that members should be part of this struggle without any apprehensions and with an open mind. The strength and level of Participation will decide our future and let us all not play with future and come together to make this agitation successful.

 

Lets Join Hands Together to Achieve THE GOAL.

Notice to Secretary DoT. Click here

Notice to CMD BSNL. Click here

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SDE, Calicut
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Circle Secretary
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SDE, Trivandrum
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SDE, Kottayam
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Sri. Abdul Basith
Sri. Denny S
Sri. Vipal Prem
Sri. Prasad Raj RV
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Sri. Hari S
Sri. Maxmilan K
Sri. Ratheesh Ponnappan
Sri. Anand Ramakrishnan
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Sri. Ramachandran V K
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Sri. Dipu Chandran
Sri. Madhu R V
Sri. Joseph K O
Trivandrum SSA

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Sri.Madhumohan.H
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Sri.Shekhar S Nair
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Sri.Sooraj B S
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Sri. Sunil Castroe
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Sri.Firaz M
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Sri.Hari R Chandran
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Pathanamthitta SSA

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Sri. VENU A V
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Sri. Manoj.T
JTO BSS Adoor
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Kottayam SSA

Kottayam

President
Sri. Arun K G
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Sri. George Johns
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Sri. Krishnakumar P R

Alappuzha SSA

Alappuzha

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Sri.Sunil Kumar S
SDE NQM ALP
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Sri.Subiksh T Surendran
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Sri. Shinojkumar K.T
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Sri.Bijoy R
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Sri. Suneer

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Sri.Ponpradeep
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Sri. Abbas P.M
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Sri. Samel Prasad
JTO, Meppayur
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Sri.Sahir K
SDE OCB Mananchira
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Sri. Anil Kani
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Sri. Muhammedali M C
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