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Membership verification among Executives Associations:

1st Membership verification:

The last date of submission of application and date of verification etc postponed. Revised dates:


  • The membership verification will be held on 16.11.2016 and

  • result will be declared on 18.11.2016.


25   JUNE   2016

JALPAIGURI zone (District) Annual General Body Meeting will be held on 26 Jun 2016 at Jalpaiguri Telephone Exchange  building with the strong and vibrant comrades from the all corners of JPG Telecom District. The Circle leaders comprising of Com Tapas Ghosh, P.K.Ray and Srikanta Awan will be present and exchange views on organisation, developments and ensuing membership verification process; Com Sankar Sanyal, AGS, CHQ will also be present as special guest.


On 24 June 2016 Com Tapas Ghosh, Circle Secretary along with Com P K Ray met the G.M. HR WBTC at Kolkata Circle office on pending HR issues specially on transfer & posting of executives also on pending Look after cases.



BSNL notified the recruitment of 2700 Junior Engineers (TTAs) from open market.

Starting of online Application  : 10.07.2016

Last date of online Registration: 10.08.2016

Date of Online test             : 25.09.2016


17   JUNE   2016


Com K SEBASTIN, General Secretary, SNEA, CHQ gave his kind consent to address the august house on present scenario of BSNL and on the latest development on HR and other issues in the CEC of SNEA,CTC at Telcom Institute Hall, 3rd floor of CTO Building, Kolkata - 700001. We are also invited by the organizers of that meeting to attend their gathering in befitting manner on 18 June 2016 : 2-00 pm . Let us take the opportunity to be present the maximum numbers of executives specially from Kolkata and nearer to Kolkata based units / branches before the house with full of enthusiasm and support to strengthen the hands of our beloved General Secretary and our esteemed organisation SNEA in view of ensuing membership verification aspect and so on.

            All the office bearers of the WBC and CWC members are requested to attend the said meeting in time.



11   JUNE   2016



3rd PRC constituted by DPE under the Chairmanship of Justice Satish Chandra (Retd) . SNEA, a constituent member of NCOA served notice of trade Union action demanding immediate constitution of 3rd PRC. In this direction a protest demonstration was held on 1st June 2016 with a series of FAX campaigns from all over the country. Salient terms of reference:  

1. The Committee will make its recommendations to the Government within a period of six months from the date of its constitution and have its headquarters in Delhi. 
2. The decision of the Government on the recommendations of the Committee will take effect from 1.1.2017. 


All the affiliates of NCOA (SNEA, MTNL, BHEL, BEL, NTPC etc.) are as much committed to and fully involved in constitution of 3rd PRC and future struggles have to be very formidable since the real challenge lies in ensuring that wage revision is completely delinked from profitability of CPSUs. 3rd PRC had to be compelled to follow the yardstick of 7th CPC. Let us start gearing up for what surely is going to be a protracted and ferocious struggle and in this struggle SNEA will be at the centre stage in mobilizing and organizing future struggles.

9 JUNE 2016


One Day Dharna demanding Constitution of 3rd PRC:



Make extensive preparations for the Dharna on 22.06.2016 in front of DPE office, New Delhi and Circle / SSA HQs. All our members should participate in the Dharna to make it a grand success. Executives from all the CPSUs will be joining the Dharna. We have to create tremendous pressure on the Govt to  constitute 3rd PRC. The proposal is with the PMO since October but Govt is not taking decision on this important matter. This is a do or die situation for the Executives as our entire future depending on 3rd PRC.




7  JUNE 2016

Excerpts of last Circle Office Bearers meeting :: 03 June 2016

One technical committee is being formed in the last WB Circle office bearers meeting to compile and publish TECHNICAL NOTE BOOK # 2016 to highlight the technical aspect, data, O & M procedures of different Telecom Services and switches. It was also decided that, this book will be available within July 2016 for all our members and well wishers on free of costs through the elected committees of district / zonal / circle level to usher the new ideas in our sector.

The WB Circle committee emphasises for holding numerous members interactions through unit / branch / zonal level formal and informal meetings. Circle representatives also may be present in those meetings as and when requested by the district / zonal office bearers. Comrades, there should be no stone unturned and no more ideas, grievances would be un addressed as per the guideline of CHQ leaders.


1  JUNE 2016

Reports on meeting between CGMT/WBTC and SNEA + others

On invitation from the respected Chief general Manager, WB Telecom Circle a delegation comprising of three most experienced comrade of SNEA,WB Circle body namely Com Tapas Ghosh, Com P K Ray and Com Srikanta Awan leaded our circle representation along with the other service associations of executives and non-executives of BSNL in West Bengal in a homely meeting at the conference hall of the CGMT/WBTC on 29.05.2016.

The preface of the meeting was on the post analysis of the outcome from the HOCC meet which was held in New Delhi with the head of the circles of BSNL in presence of honb'le MOC & IT Govt. of India was held on 24-25, May 2016.

Our honb'le CGMT expressed his hope and grief over the present scenario of -ve growth at WBTC in contrary of most of the circles even in A & N circle who have turned towards +ve i.r.t. last quarter operational profit. He was also expressed his expectation to turn the grim situations from the very good disciplined and dedicated workforce from our circle team.

Our beloved circle secretary strongly supported the ideas and decision making abilities of the CGMT, WBTC and expressed our full fledged strong members supports to turn the table for the development in WBTC. He also assured that, all support to be extended for any  administrative measures which could be taken up by the CGMT at least with prior discussion with our association. The acute shortage of executive cadre must be considered by BSNL and let the whole WBTC be declared as tenure to post the fresh executive from other circles for 2-3 years span. Electrical problems will be disasters for us if we could not take a war footings on remedial activities on AC machines, power plants modules and correction of exchange earthing.

Our CGMT accepted and supported our proposals and assured the house that, he will give most importance on these issues even with the BSNL, New Delhi also.                            

1  JUNE 2016

            All the office bearers of the WBC are requested to attend the said meeting.


26  MAY 2016s

Circle Secretary, Asst Circle Secretaries (Com P.K.Roy) & Srikanta Awan met on 25.05.2016 with the GM (HR & Admn) WBTC to discuss on HR issues to be resolved of our beloved comrades specially of JPG, CAL, KGP, ASL SSAs. We were also discussed on procedures to be adopted on wages payments issue of casual labours  through ERP, transfer issues of JTOs & SDEs, DPC for training centre, CAF section related issue and some APAR related issues. We placed the issues with sufficient logic and arguments. The GM (HR & Admn) also assured us to solve the issues as early as possible.

23rd   MAY  2016

We wish wholehearted success for the TTA candidates, who were appear online examination on 22.05.2016 (sunday) in the TTA to JTO LICE being conducted in WBTC with rest of the Circles in BSNL except Bihar Tele Circle. Let the results, trainings and joining to the executive family may be finalized without any more delay and their esteemed services for the development of BSNL and our association will be the most cherished and major event in the forthcoming days.

20th      MAY 2016

The Circle Secretary and Assistant Circle secretary met DGM/FIN/WBTC and had a prolonged discussion on the process of implementation of ERP in all SSAs and Circle office. Our executives working in the cadre of SDE in WBTC are facing several problems regarding payment on maintenance and wages through temporary advance. We requested on priority basis to increase the PIS (post implementation support) limit atleast upto Rs.40,000/- and posting of regular CAO at Asansol and Malda, Besides this, some pending prayer transfer cases where also discussed. It was assured that, necessary actions on the issues discussed to be taken as early as possible.

As per NCOA call, SNEA given FAX message to Sri Anant G Geete, Hon Minister for HI and PE with copy to Hon PM, Hon FM, Cabinet Secretary, Secretary/DPE etc demanding immediate Constitution of 3rd PRC. The next programmes will be as under:

GS writes Sri Bandaru Dattatreya, Hon Minister for Labour demanding amendment to the Gratuity Act to remove the maximum ceiling for Payment of Gratuity.

12th      MAY 2016

 Congratulations Comrades, 

One of the most expected administrative approval is given by the competent authority to implement E2, E3 pay scales replacing E1A and E2A. This is the direct impact of our agitation conducted on 11th May 2016. The proposal will be placed before the MC of BSNL Board for approval. # WB Circle executive committee


11th          MAY 2016

Comrades of Kolkata working in WBTC, ETR, ETP, Civil, Electrical etc. observed demonstration and dharna at the CGMT/WBTC office and comrades of different SSAs  also observed the demonstration at their respective SSA headquarters today as per CHQ call. Circle and SSA portfolio holders and activists addressed the gathering at their respective places on the developments of the long pending HR issues submitted BSNL management as our charter of demand. 

Everybody expressed the ensuing agitational programme to be observed sincerely to resolve the issues early. All circle office bearers, CWC members, zonal secretaries, Zonal office bearers and activists are requested to make all out preparations for the success of the ensuing agitation. 

11th          MAY 2016

The Circle Secretary and Asst Circle Secretary met CGM/WBTC on 10.05.2016 to discuss the overall issues regarding services in WBTC . We apprise CGMT regarding problems faced by the executives to resolves the media problem as well as issues regarding faulty power plants and modules, AC machines. We also discussed HR issues. The CGMT assured to take necessary actions in this regard.


Make all out preparations for the success of the Mass Dharna on 11.05.2016 at BSNLCO, Circle /SSA HQs. Resolution of the issues fully depends upon the success of the TU programmes. All important issues like promotions, pay scales, CPSU Hierarchy and 1st TBP, pay protection, memebership verification, notion pay etc etc are pending for years together.

LIST OF MEMBERS  DONATED FOR CHQ NEW BUILDING FUND   :-Click here for the list>>>>>>>>>>

LIST OF MEMBERS DONATED FOR SHQ WELFARE FUND:          -Click here for the list>>>>>>>>>>

Circle Secretary wrote a letter to GM(Fin.)/WBTC regarding the norms to be followed for

transfer and posting of the Executives in Accounts wing:                      Click here for the letter>>>>>>>>>>>>

Circle Secretary wrote a letter to GM (MSD-CM)/WBTC regarding proper utilization of our man power for revenue growth in mobile :                                                          Click here for the letter >>>>>>>>>>

GM(MSD-CM) in response wrote a letter to GMT/CAL SSA as a proposal on a Pilot Project/Scheme namely "PROJECT BRAMA" for special drive to increase SIM selling and New connections.   

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Circle Secretary wrote a letter to Chief Engineer (Civil) on SDE(C) and JTO(C) transfer policy as well as proper utilisation of the Executives working in Civil wing in WBTC:-Click here for the letter >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Circle Secretary wrote a letter to Chief Engineer (Elec.)  regaring the issues to be resolved pending since long in Electrical wing in CTD/WBTC:-                                              Click here for the letter >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 

Circle Secretary wrote a letter to CGM/WBTC regarding enhancement for CM products sale in WBTC by utilizing our own man power and inactive retailers as well as implementation of 'BRAMA PROJECT' in all the SSAs in WBTC :-                                                                             Click here for the letter >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Circle Secretary wrote a letter to GS/CHQ regarding issues to be pursued at BSNL CO level  by CHQ for the Accounts & Finance cadre  :                                                            Click here for the letter >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Circle Secretary wrote a letter to Executive Director (New Business) regarding  abnormal delay in  conduction of LDCE  for promotion from JTO(TF) to SDE(TF) as well as his personal intervention for early conduction of LDCE :                                                                                           Click here for the letter >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 

Circle Secretary wrote a letter to CGM/WBTC  to redeploy   the infrastructure of the exiting USO sites in commercially viable areas or to close 108 USO BTSs where BSNL is not radiating at all but expenditure of Rs. 1.5 Cr is being incurred as establishment cost per annum by WBTC :- Click here for the letter >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Circle Secretary wrote a letter to CGM/WBTC regarding upgradation and proper maintenance of land line network for better service to LL customers :-                                 Click here for the letter >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Circle Secretary wrote a letter to CGM/WBTC regarding  stepping up the pay of the Seniors to the level of their Juniors in the cadre of JAO :                                                            Click here for the letter>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Circle Secretary wrote a letter to CGM/WBTC regarding  measures to be taken for revival of WBTC as discussed in CEC, held at CTO TI HALL on 8th & 9th August 2015 :Click here for the letter>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Circle Secretary wrote a letter to GM(HR & Admin)/WBTC regarding  Criteria for calling Volunteers amongst SDEs, JTOS and TTAs at CTTC, Saltlake                                     :Click here for the letter >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

6th  April 2016

An  emergent Circle Office Bearers and CWC members meeting will be conducted on 08.04.2016 at 4 PM at Telephone Bhavan to discuss on some recent issues to resolve. All Circle Office Bearers and CWC members are requested to attend the meeting in time.

6th  February 2016

CWC meeting will be held at Rabindra Tirtha, Kolkata on 8th & 9th February 2016. Circle Secretary and other CWC members of West Bengal Circle will attend the CWC and take part in discussion on the agenda to express our Circle views.  

2nd February 2016

With untold grief we mourn the sad, sudden and untimely demise of our veteran

 leader Com W. Seshagiri Rao due to cardiac arrest at around 01.00 am. 

The hero of many historic battles to win the pride and prestige of the Executive

 community, his stellar role in building up the SNEA will remain with us forever. The

 likes of him have seldom walked the earth. Com W Seshagiri Rao cannot die, but will

 live on and on. We pray to the almighty to receive him into the ranks of the best

 and the blessed. Our deepest condolence to his respected wife, children, grand

 children and family members. May God sustain them to overcome the irreparable

 grief and loss. 

28th January 2016

Holding of  Limited  Internal  Competitive  Examination ( LICE ) for promotion  to  the  post of JTO (Telecom.) in BSNL  as per JTO Recruitment rules 2014  through  Online  examination in a centralized   manner   through   Examination   Agency   by  the Recruitment Branch of  Corporate Office. Notifications  will be issued by the respective Circles....View Order Copy.

27th January 2016

With profound sorrow we condole the sad untimely and unexpected demise of our beloved Com. Subhomay Dutta, SDE, Birpara /JPG SSA and activist of our Association belonging to Jalpaiguri Zone of West Bengal Circle on 27-01-2016 at 2:15AM. It is needless to mention that he contributed a lot to our Association as well as to our beloved organization BSNL through his sincere devotion and activity throughout his service life. We will remember him  and he will remain alive in our memory and mind for ever. We all together convey our condolence to the members of the bereaved family. May his departed soul rest in peace. 

16th January 2016

Circle Secretary and Asstt Circle Secy, (Com. P K Roy) met CGM WBTC and held discussion for a long time mainly on the developmental issues which were pursued by our Association for months together with Ex-CGM WBTC. We highlighted to CGM, WBTC the main issue of utilization of our manpower in a proper way which we already suggested. We placed a demand to increase the manpower specially in Transmission Wing, in CM vertical and a good no. of employees to be deployed in Marketing Wing also. Another issue we highlighted the cumbersome process of paying Electricity Bills of all our establishments (around 1500) in WBTC through newly implemented ERP procedure. We told CGM that we will submit a letter in this regard in the next week-- how to avoid this critical payment procedure and how we can save at least 10 crores expenditure  per annum by paying Electric Bills in due time avoiding late fee as well as getting rebate.

15th January 2016

Circle Secretary and Asstt Circle Secy, (Com. P K Roy) met GM(HR & Admin), WBTC and held discussion mainly on pending HR issues specially :- 

(i) Withdrawal of held in abeyance status on Look After arrangement in the cadre of SDE for some SSAs,

(ii)  Forwarding of inter Circle prayer transfer applications submitted by some SDEs working in WBTC to Corporate Office for further necessary actions.

(iii) Formation of DPC committee for selection of lecturers / instructors for CTTC Salt Lake at the earliest possible time.

(iv) Review on APARs of some Executives by concerned administrative authorities at Circle Office for extending TBP as EPP which is being delayed for months together.

(v) Misc.

GM assured to take necessary action to resolve the said issues at the earliest. 

14th January 2016

As discussed in the CEC Meet held on 9th January 2016 at CTO Hall, a  committee has been formed for publication of Technical Literature with HR & Welfare information which will be distributed free of cost amongst the members of our SNEA, WB Circle within February 2016 as a part of Executive Diary 2016 published by SNEA, WB Circle. The name of the committee members are:- 

Com. P K Roy (Conevenor), Com. Jayanta Mitra, Com. Srikanta Awon, Com. B N Singh and Com. Mayank Gupta.

 The committee  will collect information from the respective Executives in the field of Broadband (including Tariff), NIB, IP TAX, Transmission, Mobile (including BSC & MSC),  HR & Welfare and Marketing. All Zonal Secretaries are requested to extend cooperation with the committee for providing necessary information in this regards.

12th January 2016

Circle Secretary, Asstt Circle Secy( Com. P K Roy), Com.J.K Mahajan (Z/S Central South Zone) and Com. Srikanta Awon met GM(CFA)/WBTC and had a prolonged discussion on the problems  prevailing in CFA Vertical in all the SSAs in WBTC - 

at present today not a single IU card extra is in hand in WBTC - concerned Vendor expressed their inability to supply IU cards to WBTC - Now the question is what is the solution to get required IU cards ? 

Our requirement of drop wires per year in WBTC is about 5000 km - today we are having only 1000 km drop wires - question is what to do? 

We have acute crisis of having ARC & ARI cards - there is no possibility to get it in WBTC -

Like these there are so many more problems in CFA Vertical. We discussed with GM(CFA) to find out effective solutions in this regard. Again we sit together tomorrow to search out the possibilities  to resolve the issues. All Zonal Secretaries are requested to highlight the problems in CFA Vertical in their respective SSA to Circle Body for further pursuasion.

11th January 2016

Updates on court cases:

1. JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotion case at Hon HC, Ernakulam:The details and additional informations to be incorporated in the reply to the 3rd case was provided to Kerala Circle by BSNLCO in the fourth week of December. The BSNL council was out of station for one week. It is expected that the reply will be filed next week with a prayer for earlier hearing. The Hon HC reopened after Christmas vacation. 

2. FR22(1)(a)(1) case at PCAT, New Delhi on JTO officiating pay fixation: The case filed in the name of SNEA and others is posted to 07.03.2016. Earlier the case was listed on 04.01.2016. Assn refiled the case in October in the PCAT as the judgment in the first case didn’t cover all the issues.

11th January 2016

CWC meeting at Kolkata on 08th, 09th February, 2016.

Dear CSs, CWC members ---,

The CWC is notified just after 5 months after the AIC due to some pressing issues like delay in implementation of Joint Committee recommendations, constitution of 3rd PRC and deliberations with PRC, abnormal delay in promoptions mainly due to court cases, Committee report on officiating pay fixation legitimising the illegal BSNL orders, withdrawal of trade union facilities in the name of verification etc.

In the Kolkata CWC, serious deliberations are to be made and important decisions are to be taken on the following issues:

1.  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 -- course of action in case management not taking a decision on the matter by the time of CWC.

The 3rd PRC will be constituted shortly. But the pay scales of about 30000 Executives working in the basic cadres of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent cadre not decided so far. Then how the revision of pay scales of these cadres will be deliberated in the PRC?

Practically all promotions in almost all the wings upto DE/CAO are stayed by the Hon CAT, Chandigargh. An alternative mechanism is implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy. But management not started seriously working on it so far eventhough sufficient inputs given by the Assn!

3. Deadlock on promotions in almost all the cadres, Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in the given situation where Executives are working lower post but on higher pay scales ---- suggestions from the cadres.

4. 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. About 15,000 Executives will face reduction of pay by one or two increments and recovery of pay to the tune of lakhs of rupees in case the Committee report is accepted by the management, legitimising the illegal orders issues by BSNL Co without the approval of the competent authority, ie. BSNL Board. --- strategies to counter the illegal order and protect the interest of our comrades.

5. Membership verification --- restoration of trade union facilities and deduction of subscription from salary.

6. Other important issues

All Circles are requested to deliberate these issues in detail by convening CEC meetings and reach Kolkata with specific strategies and action plan. -  General Secretary


West Bengal Circle organisation already conducted one day CEC meeting on 09-01-2016 at CTO Hall, Kolkata. Almost all Circle Office Bearers, CWC members, Zonal Secretaries and Circle Executives attended the CEC and throughout the meeting elaborate discussion took place on HR and developmental issues up to 8:15 PM. Almost all the Executives present in the meeting took part on discussion specially Zonal Secretaries. The suggestions given by the participants on HR and developmental issues essential for extending benefits to our Executives as well as for the survival of SSAs of WBTC and CEC took resolution to sincerely pursue the suggestions by circle body with the concerned authorities for implementation. As our CEC is over and CHQ uploaded the above issues for discussion in ensuing CWC to be held at Kolkata on 8th & 9th February 2016- All Circle office bearers, CWC members and Zonal Secretaries are requested to submit the opinion on the said issues by 31st January 2016 through e-mail, so that CWC members of WB Circle can highlight the consolidated opinion on the said issues in CWC for the benefits of our beloved comrades as well as for the survival of WBTC as a whole BSNL.   

8th January 2016

Circle Secretary, Asstt Circle Secy( Com. P K Roy) and Com. Srikanta Awon met GH(HR & Admin), WBTC to discuss the pending HR issues specially vacancy position of JTOs from 31-03-2013 to 31-03-2016 related to outside JTO recruitment as well as JTO recruitment through LICE as per the provisions of JTO Recruitment Rule-2014. We also requested GM(HR & Admin), WBTC to send the up-to-date vacancy in the cadre of TTA to Corporate Office as Corporate Office is taking initiative to recruit outside TTA in a good no. We also pursued the issue of formation of DPC committee for selection of lecturers and instructors at CTTC Salt Lake. GM assured to take necessary action on the said issues at the earliest. 

8th January 2016

BSNLCO Establishment wing writes to Recruitment section for notifying LICE for Promotion to the grade of JTO(T) under 50 percent quota for the vacancies up to 31.03.2016 ... 

View Copy of the letter.

2nd January 2016

With profound sorrow we condole the sad untimely and unexpected demise of our beloved Com. Nur Mohd. Mondal, SDE ( Trans )/Cal SSA and activist of our Association belonging to Central North Zone of West Bengal Circle on 01-01-2016. It is needless to mention that he contributed a lot to our Association as well as to our beloved organization BSNL through his sincere devotion and activity throughout his service life. We will remember him  and he will remain alive in our memory and mind for ever. We all together convey our condolence to the members of the bereaved family. May his departed soul rest in peace. 

2nd January 2016

CMD BSNL Sh ANUPAM SHRIVATAVA in the presence of all the Directors and staff addressed at BSNL Bhavan on the occasion of New Year 2016. He expressed that every employee of BSNL including himself are eagerly waiting for implementation of 3 PRC from 2017 for which we all have to strive hard to increase our revenues. He stressed the need for success of SWAS. He extended best wishes for the New Year and given a sweet news that with the continuous persuasion of BSNL, it was decided by the income tax department to refund Rs10000 crores which was taken from BSNL erroneously. CMD felicitated the Officer, Sh Y.N SINGH, GM Budgeting and Finance Control, who took keen interest in the process of getting back of Rs 10000 Crores to BSNL. From SNEA CHQ President Com A. Khan, AGS Com P.Padmanabha Rao and JS Com A. Dahiya attended the meeting.

29th December,2015

Release order of 9 SDEs of WBTC is today issued by Circle Office as per ERP release from Corporate Office.

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29th December,2015

All Circle Office Bearers, CWC members, Zonal Secretaries , Zonal Office Bearers and activists are requested to take initiative for " Service With A Smile " w.e.f 01.01.2016 ;

Dear com, Forum taken a Very important initiative for Revival of BSNL and observing 100 days drive of "Service With A Smile " (S W A S) w.e.f 01.01.2016. 
It will be formally inaugurated by CMD on 30.12.2015 with a pledge exactly at 10 am in the presence of all GSs. Simultaneously it will be inaugurated at Circle and SSA HQs by respective CGM and SSA Heads in the presence of CSs and SSA secretaries. 
Give maximum publicity, involve all our employees. We have to take a leading role to make the program and 100 days drive a grand success.

"Service With A Smile (S W A S)" w.e.f 01.01.2016with special focus on the following issues:
 Vigorous marketing of Mobile, Broadband and Landline connections.

(2)          Ensure Fault Free service.

(3)          Reconnection of Broadband and Landline connections.

(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.


28th December,2015

JTO phase-I training for successful TTA Ex-servicemen under WBTC was arranged at RTTC Mysore w.e.f 11-01-2016. We pursued with CGM/WBTC and GM(HR & Admin) to re-arrange the training at RTTC Kalyani and CGM assured to take necessary action in this regard. On 26.12.2015 BRBRAITT, Jabbalpur took decision to re-arrange the said training at RTTC Kalyani instead of RTTC Mysore. 

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Phase-I training of officiating JTOs for regularisation as per the provision of recruitment Rules of Junior Telecom Officer(Telecom) 2014 is also notified at RTTC Kalyani w.e.f 11-01-2016.We pursued sincerely the case with CGM/WBTC and GM(HR & Admin)/WBTC as most of the Circles already issued the Phase-I training scheduled for officiating JTOs of the respective Circles.  

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Modified Phase-II JTO training order at ALTTC Gaziabad wef 04.01.2016 for Comrade Sandip Pal,JTO/Suri SSA is issued today by Circle Office due to our sincere persuation.

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26th December,2015

BSNL’s revenue report data shows that the overall revenue of the company (till Nov-2015) has increased by 2.29 percent compared to last year. However, BSNL has observed that the overall revenue has declined in many circles compared to the same period previous year.

While most zones registered positive growth in revenue, the East Zone (Orissa, North East, Assam, Jharkhand, Bihar, Kolkata, and West Bengal) registered a decline 4.09 percent in the revenue. The West Zone (Chattisgarh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat) registered positive growth in revenue at 3.46 percent.

For the North Zone (Harayna, Himachal, Punjab, Rahasthan, J&K, UP East, and UP West) revenue increased by 2.78 percent. Despite Karnataka and Chennai divisions registering a decline in growth, South Zone (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh) managed to register positive growth of 1.68 percent.

The state-backed telco is concerned about the decline in revenue in many circles despite major initiatives like free night calling and free roaming. BSNL has also noted that revenue generation from selected 46 SSA out of total 333 contribute to over 40% total revenue of BSNL. The company’s corporate office is now closely monitoring financial performance of each SSA separately.

  23rd December,2015

JTO phase-I training for successful TTA Ex-servicemen under WBTC was arranged at RTTC Mysore w.e.f 11-01-2016. We pursued with CGM/WBTC and GM(HR & Admin) to re-arrange the training at RTTC Kalyani and CGM assured to take necessary action in this regard. Today BRBRAITT, Jabbalpur took decision to re-arrange the said training at RTTC Kalyani instead of RTTC Mysore. The order will be uploaded in Sancharika at the earliest.

Phase-I training of officiating JTOs for regularisation as per the provision of recruitment Rules of Junior Telecom Officer(Telecom) 2014 is also notified at RTTC Kalyani w.e.f 11-01-2016.  

23rd December,2015

On behalf of our Association  the issue of fixation of pay of officiating JTOs under FR 22 1(a) (i) was pursued sincerely with the competent authorities of Circle Office. Competent authority was not able to take decision in this regard and subsequently we requested GM(Fin) and CGM WBTC to send a letter to Corporate Office for necessary clarification. The letter was sent to Corporate Office in the last month. Corporate Office has given clarification in this regard to heads of  Telecom Circles vide letter no. 3-32/2013/Estt-IV dated 22-12-2015. We convey our sincere thanks to GS/CHQ for his sincere pursuasion with the concerned authorities at Corporate Office for early issuance of clarification. 

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23rd December,2015

Administrative order regarding the rate of executives' and Non-executives' Diary for the year 2015  is issued by Circle Office vide letter No. Genl/TC-210/Diary dated at Kolkata the, 22-12-2015. On behalf of our Association the issue was pursued since months together with the concerned authority and it is most unfortunate to mention that competent authority has taken such a long time to approve the rate. Hope the same order for the year 2016 would be issued by Circle Office at least within the month of January 2016. All Zonal Secretaries are requested to pursue with the respective  SSA Head for reimbursement of the Diary amount for 2015 for our members within 31st December 2015 to avoid litigation in payment through ERP. 

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21st December,2015

One day Circle Executive Committee Meeting of West Bengal Circle will be held on 09.01.2016 at TI hall,CTO Building,3rd Floor-kolkata. All Circle Office Bearers,CWC Members,Zonal Secretaries and Circle Executives are requested to attend the CEC meeting on 09.01.2016.As this CEC will be held for One day, the meeting will start at sharp 10 AM and may be continued up to late evening. All the comrades will be present over there-specially Zonal Secretaries are requested to prepare reports on

 (i) The  problems on technical and developmental (including maintenance) issues prevailing since months together.

(ii) The HR issues. (iii) Misc  

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21st December,2015

Protest demonstrations on 22.12.2015 wearing black badges:

Forum served notice to Secretary DoT protesting against the inordinate delay in extending 78.2% IDA fitment to the retired BSNL employees. All Circle Office Bearers, CWC members and Zonal Secretaries to coordinate with other Forum leaders for the successful conduction of the protest demonstration on 22.12.2015, wearing black badges.

28th November2015

Circle Office Bearers meeting along with Zonal Secretaries & Zonal Presidents will be held Telephine Bhavan on 11.12.2015 at 2 PM. All Circle Office Bearers, CWC members, Zonal Secretaries and Zonal Presidents are requested to attend the meeting to review the issues regarding HR, Constraints on ERP implementation, Maintenance problems and Developmental activities to be done for survival of BSNL Services in WBTC etc.

20th October 2015

 Circle Secretary will be on leave from 27-10-2015 to 09-11-2015. All Zonal Secretaries are requested to keep contact with Com. P K Roy, Asstt Circle Secretary for the said period regarding the issues to be pursued at Circle HQ.

20th October 2015

Forum of Wst Bengal circle organised Dharna at Circle Office and the leaders of the constituent of the Forum addressed the gathering demanding payment of PLI for the current financial year. On behalf of our Association our comrades of Circle Office,ETR, CTO and CAL SSA attended the Dharna. 

17th October 2015

Forum decision on Adhoc PLI payment: 

Forum meeting on 12.10.2015 decided to organize one day Dharna at BSNLCO, Circle/SSA HQs on 19.10.2015 demanding payment of PLI. Organize the Dharna in coordination with Forum constuents at all levels.

Forum Circular

16th October 2015

View Corporate office orders:
Regularization of Officiating JTOs and conduction of LICE as per the provisions of RR of JTO (Telecom)-2014.The following informations may be furnished urgently to BSNLCO for regularization of officiating JTOs and further notification of LICE. No of vacancies in the 50% dept quota, No of officiating JTOs and No of vacancies remaining after regularization in 50% quota.
Provisional Seniority / gradation  list of CAOs as on 30-09-15. View List.

12th October 2015

The NCOA meeting held at Mumbai decided to launch organizational actions demanding constitution of 3rd PRC. It is reported in the meeting that Govt is thinking not to constitute 3rd PRC and will go ahead as suggested by the M J Rao committee that revision can be individually decided by the respective boards.


Immediate   constitution of 3rd PRC and the Terms of reference should be made in consultation with NCOA.

Program of Action

26.10.2015    : Demonstration in front of DPE office at New Delhi.

23.11.2015    : Full day Dharna at New Delhi.

NCOA Adviser Com. G.L. Jogi (Chairman/SNEA) and Dy GS/SNEA Com M S Adasul attended the NEC of NCOA at Mumbai on 03.10.2015 as GS could not attend the NEC.

26h September 2015

Circle Secretary along with Com. P.K.Ray and Com. Awon met GM (HR & Admin)/WBTC to discuss regarding proper Criteria for calling Volunteers amongst SDEs, JTOs & TTAs at CTTC, Saltlake, Kolkata. We apprised GM (HR & Admin)/WBTC that BRBRAITT/Jabalpur and ALTTC/Ghaziabad too had not issued any DPC orders regarding volunteers amongst JTOs and SDEs for the posts of Instructors and Lecturers asking specific streams/specialization based qualification. We requested to consider the eligible criteria to appear in DPC needs to be SDE(Telecom), JTO(Telecom) and TTA(Telecom) only for their respective post irrespective of specialization / stream based qualification.  

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23h September 2015

Circle Secretary wrote a letter to the CGM/WBTC regarding the measures to be taken for revival of WBTC as discussed in our Circle Executives. Meeting , held at CTO TI HALL on 8th & 9th August 2015 and the said letter is submitted to CGM/WBTC. Circle Secretary along with other Circle Office Bearers discussed the issues , mentioned iin the letter in details. CGM assured to take necessary actions for the developments in the fields - highlighted in the letter. All Zonal Secretaries are requested to go through the letter and to pursue with the respective SSA head .

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27thh August 2015

Circle Secretary wrote aletter to our beloved GS regarding the list of JTOs/ JAOs who officiated earlier or still officiating in the cadre of JTO/JAO and not getting the fixation benefit. It is requested to GS to take necessary action in this regard at the earliest possible time so that the said fixation benefit to be extended to all the officiating JTOS/JAOs or to all the JTOs/JAOs officiated earlier.

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26thh August 2015

All Circle Ofiice bearers, CWC members, Zonal secretaries & Zonal presidents are requested to see the special C/L approved letter by CGMT,WBTC for the delegates working in WBTC to attend the ensuing AIC to be held at Jaypur, Rajasthan on and from 5th to 7th Seprember 2015.

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13th August 2015

 Circle Executive Committee meeting of West Bengal Circle was held on and from 08.08.2015 to 09.08.2015 at CTO TI Hall, Kolkata.Almost all Circle Office Bearers, CWC members, Zonal Secretaries and Circle Executives from all corners of West Bengal & Sikkim and from all territorial circles like ETR, ETP, TS, TF and Civil & Electrical wing attended the CEC meeting. The meeting started with Flag Hoisting and after that one minute silence was observed for the departed souls. Welcome address was delivered by our hon'ble Vice President Com.Kajal Chakraberty. Respected CGM/WBTC was invited in our CEC meet and we are very much happy to mention that CGM/WBTC attended and addressed the meeting. A prolong inter-active session of duration 4 hours with CGM/WBTC on developmental issues took place with our beloved executives present in the august house. CGM WBTC assured all possible necessary measures will be taken for maintenance and development of WBTC in all fields and in all respect. Circle secretary assured the august house after the CEC Circle secretary will submit a report on behalf of our association to CGM WBTC for the measures to be taken on development and maintenance, discussed in the august house. Other major agenda discussed in detail in CEC was:-

 (I) MT issue. 

(II) standard IDA pay scales for the cadre of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO. 

(III) Superannuatation benefit for the BSNL recruitees 

(IV) CPSU cadre hierarchy 

(V) Pay fixation and Pay protection on officiating promotion, 

(VI) Pay anomalies of JAOs and JTOs officiating or officiated earlier .

(VII) ERP implementation & NOFN execution.


(IX) problems prevailing in the fields like GSM,BTS, CDMA, LL, BB, MPLS, EB, Sales and Marketing and its remedies.

(X) HR issues for different establishments like WBTC, ETP, ETR, ITPC, TS, TF, T & D.

(XI) HR issues related to Accounts civil and Electrical wings.

Most of the Executives present in the CEC meet took part in discussion on the said agenda and ultimately CEC took some resolutions in respect of development of our services to earn more revenue as well as to revive WBT circle. CEC co-opted Com. Kshitij Misra,JTO, MSC, as CWC and Com. Myank Gupta, JTO, BB, as Organising Secretary of SNEA(I)/West Bengal Circle.  

12th August 2015

Lunch hour demonstration on 12.08.2015 is observed at Circle/SSA WBTC

 and at Circle HQs in ETR and ETP. On behalf of our association Circle and Zonal

 Office Bearers addressed the demonstrations at their respective places and the

 spontaneous presence of our beloved members was in the demonstrations. 


7th August 2015

Union Cabinet approved the formation of Subsidiary Tower company. SNEA(I) and Forum of

 BSNL Unions/Assns has been opposing this move right from the beginning.

Forum decided to conduct massive demonstrations on 12.08.2015 at BSNLCO and Circle/SSA

 HQs opposing the move.All Circle Office Bearers, CWC members, Zonal Secretaries, Zonal

 Presidents and activists are requested to observe the demonstration with massive gatherings.

5th August 2015

 Circle Secretary, Org. Secy. (Com.S.Awon) and Asstt. Secy. (Com.P.K.Ray) met CGM/WBTC and had a prolonged discussion on several issues like HR and other maintenance & developmental issues which will be put on our site in details latter on. One of the most vital issues , discussed was  "stepping up the pay of the Seniors to the level of their Juniors in the cadre of JAO" - We have shown our strong resentment to CGM that no appropriate measure has been taken for last one and half year neither by CGM nor by GM(F)/WBTC on the said issue as represented by effected JAOs working in different SSAs in WBTC. CGM/WBTC assured to take necessary action at the earliest in this regard. 

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3rd August 2015  

All Circle Office Bearers, CWC members, Zonal Secretaries and Circle Executives are requested to attend the Circle Executives' Committee meeting at CTO Hall on 8th and 9th August 2015 . All Zonal Secretaries are also requested to bring all the reports in respect of organizational , HR and developmental issues. 

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25th July2015

Circle Secretary, Asstt. Circle Secretary/ Electrical ( Com. S.K.Dutta ), Zonal Secretary of Central North Zone ( Com. A.K.Sarbadhikary ) and Zonal Executive Com. Goutam Dhar  met   Chief Engineer(Electrical) ,BSNL CTD / WBTC on 21.07.2015  in his chamber and discussed following matters .

( 1) Diversion of Executive Engineer(Electrical) Malda  post diverted to Kolkata as Executive Engineer(External project):-

           It came to the knowledge of the Association that EE(E),MLD post is being diverted to Kolkata as EE(external project).In the context of recent order of BSNL regarding modification of RR, the association have  disagreed such type  diversion of post. The association is expecting order for promotion from SDE(E) to EE(E) will be issued soon and number of candidates will be available for posting as regular EE(E) at  Malda Division. On the contrary, if diversion of EE(E) ,Malda post  is allowed then,  there is  possibility of further diversion of EE(external project) post from Kolkata to other state on the plea  that presently there is no  big  external project in CTD/WBTC. The association  have informed the CE(E) regarding taking  up the issue of such type of diversion order at association level with the CGMT,WBTC/CTD , if necessary   

           The CE(E)has  agreed to keep  his office refrain  from issuing such type of diversion order.

(2) Request transfer case of Sri C.R.Kar and Sri Salam SDE(E) MLD and Raiganj:- 

 The association have  requested the CE(E) for considering cases of above  SDE(E)s’ because after completion of their hard tenure posting they were posted out  of  Kolkata or nearby to Kolkata. However, the CE(E) has  agreed to consider their cases after OCTOBER 2015 on the ground that a clear picture of vacancies of SDE(E)s in WBTC/CTD will be available at that time.

(3) Release of Sri Arindam Poddar,JTO(E) and Suvro praskash Dey, JTO(E) and others :-

            In this regard the CE(E) has  agreed to step forward as per letter no APAR/WBTC-ERP/15-16 dtd 08.07.2015 of office of the CGMT,WBTC.

(4)Vehicle for BTS maintenance work:-

             The association again have  requested  the CE(E) for start dialogue with the GM CMTS for allotment of vehicle from CMTS pool however,the CE(E) have wanted to resend the file  to the CGM CTD describing the facts in detail and the association have agreed to pursue the case from association level if, necessity arises.

(5) Arrangement for training regarding ERP :-

Few SDE(E)’S and JTO(E)’S of electrical wing were given above training but maximum were not given . Under this situation the association have requested the CE(E) for arrangement of such training for rest of the officers so that they can get full idea instead of piecemeal idea.  The CE(E) have also agreed for training for rest of officers.

(6) Repairing of package A.C plants at Jalpaiguri,Siliguri and Coach behar T.E and clearance of backlog funds.;

          The CE(E) have informed that  order for above work have already been issued and the work will be started soon. The CE(E) have said that due huge backlog payments, agencies are not interested  to carry out works in time.

         The association have requested the CE(E) to hand over one workwise  list of backlog payment  to the association so that, association can take up the issue to the appropriate level. The CE(E) have agreed to handover the list within 27.07.2015.

(7) Issue of workorder for carryout of package A.C repairing work at NGN ,2 nd floor,Telephone bhawan:-

       Temperature of NIB at Telephone Bhavan was  increasing day by day and repairing work was not being taken up by electrical wing due to  dilemma in issue of work order  for the above work by the present executive engineer(E). To  run the NGN smoothly the temperature  must be under control .Matter was discussed with the CE(E) in detail.Sri G.Dhar SDE(E-P),BSNLED-I as well as executive member of SNEA(I) WBSTC described the problem in regard of issue of work order. CE(E) have instantly issued necessary direction to officers concerned for issue of work order.

      In the meantime, order have been issued on 24.07.2015 and the association is thankful to the CE(E) for his active interference in this regard .

(8)New tender for BTS s mtce :-

      The CE(E ) is in  favour of calling tender part by part basis in lieu of as a whole basis .This is due to the various complaints regarding bad performance received against certain vendor . The CE(E) have directed to prepare estimate accordingly.  

The discussion was held in very cordial atmosphere and the CE(E) have thanked all members present  in the meeting and the Association have also reciprocated .


23rd July2015

The Circle Secretary, Organising Secretary (Com. S Awon), and Asstt Secretary (Com. P K Roy) met GM(HR and Admin)/WBTC on 22-07-2015 and had a detailed discussion on HR issues still pending at HQ. The issues discussed are  :-

1) Prayer/Request transfer in the JTO/SDE(L/A) & SDE/AGM(L/A) :-Our Circle Body took sincere efforts for inter SSA transfer policy i.r.o. prayer/request transfer for the executive cadres (JTO/SDE/AGM) and ultimately on behalf on Circle Administration DGM(HR & Admin)/WBTC issued on 16-06-2015 the minutes of the common meeting between Administration and United Forum of BSNL Executive Associations held on 06-05-2015 on the said issue. As per the minutes, all prayer transfers to be issued by the Circle Administration within 15 days after issuance of the minutes, that means all the prayer transfer orders  to be issued by 1st week of July- We highlighted this issue to GM(HR & Admin) and expressed our strong resentment in this regard. GM assured to issue the prayer transfer orders in the cadre of JTO,SDE,SDE(L/A) and AGM(L/A) at the earliest possible time and sincere efforts would be taken by Circle Office in this regard. All the prayer transfer cases submitted by our beloved comrades  to be taken care by our Circle Body for implementation as per the proposals of the minutes agreed by Circle Administration. We also discussed Hard/Soft tenure transfer cases and we requested to issue the tenure transfer orders immediately for the executives who already completed tenure period. We requested GM(HR & Admin) to forward the applications to Corporate Office for the executives in tenure stations who opted for the posting to their respective parent Circles after completion of tenure.  

2) Option for DPC at CTTC, Salt Lake :- On behalf of our Association, we met several times with CGM, WBTC and GM(HR & Admin), WBTC to conduct DPC for the vacant posts in the cadre of SDE & JTO at CTTC, Salt Lake and both CGM & GM assured the same would be conducted at the earliest possible time. But it is very unfortunate to understand when the earliest possible time would be in action. Again we requested GM(HR & Admin) to conduct DPC for the vacant posts of SDE & JTO and he assured to hold the DPC by August 2015.

3) Issues related to Repairing Center at Salt Lake :- We discussed the issue of acute shortage of man-power specially i.r.o executives at the repairing center and requested to post staff immediately for survival of the repairing center. We highlighted that total staff strength of the repair center will reduce to only three after the month of September 2015. GM assured to provide staff at repairing center at the earliest. 

4) Executive Diary 2015 :-  We once again requested GM(HR & Admin) to issue the order regarding rate of Executive Diary 2015 immediately. GM expressed his concern in this regard mentioning administrative constraint specially made by GM(F) and he assured the said order would be issued very soon.   

5) Recruitment year of the JTOs recently promoted from TTA & Sr.TOA along with JTOs recruited under SRD quota :- We discussed the issue and GM(HR & Admin) assured to take necessary action in this regard. 

6) Look after arrangement for AGM and SDE :- As per information received by Circle Body from our beloved Zonal Secretaries -- There are vacancies in the post of SDE & AGM in several SSAs and SSA Heads are not taking initiatives to fill up the vacancies. We requested GM(HR & Admin) to take necessary action for look after arrangement in the cadre of SDE and AGM for the vacant posts. GM informed, Circle Office will take necessary action as per the recommendations sent by SSA Heads in this regard. 

17th July2015

Reconstitution of the committee to consider issues related to EPP, pay fixation and pay protection on officiating promotion, raised by SNEA(I): The committee reconstituted with Sr GM(SR) as Chairman, GM(Pers), GMEstt), GM(FP&PF) as members and DGM(Pers) as convenor. The committee to submit the report by 31.08.2015.
Reconstituted committee

17th July2015

Congratulations: Amendment in BSNLMS RR for promotion of Diploma holders to EE posts in Civil/Elect etc wings released today.

By this clarification, one of the long pending demands of SNEA(I), ie. “Parity in promotions in all wings” and the assurances given to the Comrades of Civil/Elect etc wings materialised. The Kanyakumari All India Conference of SNEA(I)  in 2003, decided to demand parity for all cadres and continuously pursued for that. Parity in TBP already implemented. This was one of our demand in the agitation during April/May, 2015 also in which assurance was given to us by CMD and DIR(HR).
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GS writes to CMD, DIR(EB), DIR(HR), ED(NB) and other senior officers thanking them for issuing clarification in BSNLMS RR 2009 making Diploma holders with 10 years of experience eligible for promotion to EE posts in Civil/Elect etc wings, ending 20 year old discrimination.

Further requesting them for expeditious action to fill up all the EE posts in Civil/Elect etc wings on war footing.

GS letter to CMD, BSNL

14th July2015

Annual  General  Body  Meeting of  Raiganj Zone  was held    at  Conference Hall, " Sanchar Dishari ", Kamajora, Raiganj, O/o the TDM/ Raiganj  on  11.07.2015.  We welcome the   spontaneous presence of the members of   Raiganj  Zone. The meeting was inaugurated  with the welcome speech of the Zonal President and then Zonal Secretary &  Zonal  Treasurer  placed  their  reports in the August  house for  adoption . Most of the members   took  part in  discussion on the   reports and also on the agenda for discussion and passed the reports of Z/S & Z/T with thanks. Elaborate discussion took place on Organisational review in respect of problems which are being faced by our Executives as well as our esteemed customers in Raiganj SSA. 

On  behalf of Circle HQ Circle Secretary, Vice President (Com. K. Chakrabarty),  Org.Secy.(Com. S. Awon), Asstt. Circle Secy. (Com. P.K.Roy ) and AGS (Com.S.Sanyal ), CWC member ( Com. M.K.Das )  and our veteran Com. A.K.Dey, retired SDE/ETR/Malda   attended and addressed the meeting on developmental and  maintenance issues  and respective remedies as well as recent developments at CHQ & Circle HQ. 

Com. Gopal Chandra Debnath, SDE/MW/ETR/RNJ, Com. Balai Das, AGM/CM/RNJ  & Com.  Kuntal Ray, JTO/Trans/RNJ   were unanimously elected in the August House  as Zonal   President,  Zonal   Secretary  and  Zonal Treasurer respectively of  Raiganj Zone for the next term. 


Annual General Body Meeting of Malda Zone was held at Conference Hall, TDM Office, Malda on 12.07.2015.Almost all members of Malda Zone attended the meeting. A beautiful " Open Session " was organized by Malda Comrades at the beginning of the meeting. District leaders of AIBSNLEA, BSNLEU and FNTO attened the open session and addressed the August house on recent issues related to survival of BSNL. Circle Secretary also addressed on the same issue and enlighten how to overcome the constraints for our as well as BSNL survival.

After open session the meeting started with the welcome speech of the Zonal President and then Zonal Secretary & Zonal Treasurer placed their reports in the August house for adoption. Most of the members took part in discussion on the reports and passed the reports with thanks. Elaborate discussion took place on the problems raised by the Zonal Secretary on behalf of members. Circle Secretary and other Circle Office Bearers explained on each issue what to do. 

On behalf of Circle Body Circle Secretary, Vice President (Com.K.Chakrabarty), Org.Secy.    ( Com.S.Awon), Asstt.Secy. (Com.P.K.Roy), AGS (Com.S.Sanyal), CWC member (Com.M.K.Das) and our Veteran Com.A.K.Dey, SDE/ETR/Malda attended and addressed the meeting on recent developments at CHQ and Circle HQ. 

Com.Dipankar Mallick,AGM/RNJ, Com. Niladri Chakrabarty,AGM/RNJ and Com. Avijit Bhattacarjee, JAO/RNJ were unanimously elected in the August House as Zonal President, Zonal Secretary and Zonal Treasurer respectively of Malda Zone for the next term.

4th July2015

Circle Secretary and Org. Secy.(Com. Awon) met DGM/Admin/WBTC along with AGM/Admin/WBTC on 02.07.2015 and had discussion on implementation of the HR issues --mainly prayer transfer in the cadres of JTO, SDE and Rule-8 transfer which was decided to be issued in a time bound manner in the meeting held on 06.05.2015 in between Administration & Executives' Associations. We expressed our strong resentment as none of the HR issue is being taken care by Circle Administration to implement. We request the said officers to take appropriate action and to resolve the HR issues at the earliest possible time.On these issues we already met CGM/WBTC and GM/HQ/WBTC and requested to take necessary actions in this regard. 

2nd July2015

GS writes to DIR(EB) regarding frequent failure of links connecting Kolkata to other parts of BSNL and strategic NE Circles under ETR -- ETP and NETF Circles have miserably failed for years to lay OF cable in Eastern region in order to provide a reliable media connectivity. Comprehensive action plan to lay OF cable on war footing in Eastern region and its day to day monitoring of execution requested to ensure reliable media connectivity.
GS letter to DIR(EB) on breakdown of transmission network in Eastern Region

19th June2015

On behalf of our Association Circle body pursued with administration as well as other Executive Associations in West Bengal for months together to frame a policy on transfer & posting of the Executives in engineering operation in WBTC, specially in respect of prayer / request transfer. A meeting was held in between administration and United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations was held  on 06.05.2015 at the Conference Room of Circle Office, mainly on the said and some other issues. The meeting was headed by Shri Kishor Kumar, CGM/WBTC. Circle Secretary along with CWC member (Com.M.K.Das), Org. Secy. (Com. Awon), Asstt. Circle Secy (Com. P.K.Ray) on behalf of our Association attended the meeting.

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19th June2015

Night Free calling facility to landline customers:

It is observed that the Forum decision to popularise the night free call facility among the public and restore the glory of landline not gone down sell in the field units. The report of meeting of the Forum at Circle/SSA level and meeting with the Circle /SSA administrations is yet to be received from the Circles. Simultaneously All India Free roaming is also implemented by BSNL.

It is the time to go all out and utilise the opportunity and add more and more customers. The next PRC is in our doorstep and just 30 months away. If our company is not coming out of red in this 30 months time, we all will miss the Pay revision in 2017.

Now BSNL Management is trying to address some of the important HR issues like standard pay scales, CPSU cadre hierarchy and streamlining promotions, addressing pay anomalies, amendments in RRs etc. So Comrades, let us focus only on this issue of next PRC in 2017.

Once again energise Forum at Circle and SSA level with the sole agenda of revival of BSNL by 2017. Night Free call facility in landline and Free roaming in Mobile connections are two offers having the potential to generate huge revenue in future.

19th June2015

West Bengal Circle pursued with CHQ for a long time regarding total failure of back Bone Links and Inter National Gateways specially in Eastern India , resulting almost total failure of BB, Mobile , Data service through out West Bengal & other Circles in Eastern India. We requested CHQ to take up the issue and to pursue with CMD and others to get solution in this regard. CHQ met CMD/BSNL and DIR(EB) on 18.06.2015 and details of the meeting appended below :-

 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 NETF may be furnished to CHQ by WB, AS, BR and NE Circles for a fruitful discussion next week.

17th June2015


              Issues discussed with Chief Engineer(Electrical) on 16.06.2015and extract of discussions are given below.  

1. NIB temperature:-The state secretary informed the CE(E) regarding increase of temperature due to non function of compressor of Split A.C units installed in the NIB .Actually out of 14 nos compressors only 6 nos are working. The  circle secy requested the CE( E ) for taking  immediate necessary action considering the importance of NIB .The CE ( E ) immediately telephoned to the EE ( E )concerned and the EE ( E) informed that tender for replacement /repairing of AC.units  have already been called and work will be awarded as early as possible .  

2.USO BTSs :- The circle secretary requested to the Chief Engineer (e) to make arrangement for hand over of non functional USO BTS sites to the telecom wing so that closure of those sites can be expedited and expenditure on a/c of  rent and watch and ward can be saved .Engine alternator, panels can also be utilised elsewhere.The CE(E ) agreed to review the status after discussion with electrical wing officers and decision in this regard will be conveyed soon as assured by the CE(E ) .  

3. STAND ALONE charge of EE( E ), Electrical Division-1 to Sri R.N .Dey,SDE(E ),BSNL ESD-X,CTD,Kol.;- In this regard, after persuasion by the association, the CE( E) agreed to issue the stand alone order within 15 days  in favour of Sri R.N .Dey who has been looking after the work of the Executive Engineer(Electrical) BSNL Electrical Division-1 since December 2014. The association also agreed to extend  co -operation  with CE (E ) office  in regard of obtaining VC  in case, it is pending at  certain office.

4. Transfer cases of JTO( E) :- The CE ( E )  office have again informed that order will be released on the next day. Due care will be taken in case of request transfer cases following the station staying seniority list, departmental guidelines , economy &justification .   

                Due  to time constraint the meeting was ended and review of issues discussed in the meeting on  29.05.2015 could not be taken up for which  the association will seek one meeting within few days 

04th June2015 Circle office bearers meeting along with kolkata based Zonal sec & Zonal Presidents was held on 3rd june 2015 at Telephone Bhavan 6th floor.Kolkata based all Circle office bearers ,CWC members,Z/Ss & Z/Ps attened the meeting. Fruitful discussion took place on the following agenda:-

1)Transfer policy --Circle Secretary apprised the meeting on transfer policy to be issued by Circle office after approval of CGM/WBTC for the Executives working in WBTC.--It is expected that the said policy would be issued by 15th of this month and the pending prayer/request transfer orders would be issued latest by 15th July 2015 as per the policy.

2)CEC meeting --It is decided in the meeting the ensuing Circle Executives' Committee meeting will be held on 8th & 9th Aug 2015 at CTO hall.All Circle Office Bearers,CWC members,Zonal Secretaries & Circle Executives are requested to attend the CEC meeting.Agenda of discussion of CEC meeting will be informed to all said comrades in time & everybody should prepare brief on agenda of discussion.

3)Ensuing AIC ---The ensuing AIC will be held on & from 4th to 7th Sept 2015 at Joypur Rajasthan.All Zonal Secretaries are requested to conduct general Body Meeting by this month & to elect delegates as per the provisions of contitutions of SNEA(I) & to inform the same to Circle Secretary by mail latest by 30th June2015.

4)Discussions on Pay fixation of JTOs who officiated earlier---The issue discussed elaborately and CHQ informed n/a to be taken at an earliest.MT issue also discussed.

5)Day to day mtce problems in all fields specially in transmission,mobile and broadband ---Discussed in the meeting and it is decided to discuss all the issues with concerned authority for remedy.

23th May2015

A meeting may be held on "Option Issue" on 25th May 2015 at Corporate Office. We strongly pursued with our beloved GS Com. K Sebastin to look into the matter. This is most priority case to all JAOs. AGS Com. Sankar Sanyal is in touch with our GS.   

11th May2015

All India Conference will be held at Jaipur, Rajasthan on 05th, 06th and 07th September instead of 29-31 August, 2015. Pre AIC CWC will be on 04th September instead of 28th August, 2015. This is the only alternate dates on which venue and accommodation is available from July end to September end.

8th May2015 Meeting with DGM/NPD-TX, Circle Office,WBTC.  

Circle Secretary and Com. Debasish Sen Sarma, Z/P Central North Zone  met Mr. J. K. Sahoo, DGM/NPD-Tx, circle office and discussed the issues

1.       (1) HABRA BSC to MSC link failure resulting more than 110 BTS down.—due to OFC cut loss in fiber and mobile service is interrupted on several occasions in recent times. Existing OFC is maintained by ETR but regular and multiple OFC cuts by PWD and other operators in normal route and alternate path resulting interruption for which huge revenue loss is suffered by BSNL. Although requisition for new OFC laying was given to ETP organization three years back but OFC were not laid. Hence proposal for 3+1 digital microwave system installation at Habra BSC and Telephone Bhawan with regeneration at Barasat was given. Sri Sahoo assured to escalate the issue with Corporate office, ND.

2.       (2) Regarding isolation of Alipurduar Subdivision from SSA head quarter Jalpaiguri. We proposed to allot one DXC port at Cooch Behar as a solution. Mr. Sahoo also assured us to allot one DXC port at Cooch Behar for Alipurduar if available at DXC.

7th May2015  The schedule meeting for discussion on inter SSA transfer policy in WBTC including Rule-8 transfer was held on 6/5/2015 at 4PM at the Conference Hall of WB Circle Office. On behalf of administration CGM WBTC, GM(HR & Admin), AGM(HR & Admin) attended the meeting. Representatives of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA & SNEA(I) of WBTC also attended the meeting from Executive Associations side. On behalf of our Association Circle Secretary, Asstt Circle Secy(Com P K Roy), Org Secy(Com S Awon) and CWC member (Com M K Das) were present in the meeting. The meeting continued upto 6-45PM and detail discussion took place on the proposals submitted by the Associations. More or less total proposals were accepted by CGM WBTC and GM(HR & Admin) and it was assured by CGM WBTC to issue the administrative notification on Transfer Policy as discussed by 15th May, 2015 and subsequently to put in Sancharika for wide circulation. We proposed to CGM to issue the pending prayer/request/administrative transfer orders in the cadre of JTO/SDE/DE by 31st May,2015. But CGM WBTC assured to issue the said orders not by 31st May,2015 but by 15th June,2015. It is decided that reversion/prayer transfer applications in the cadre of SDE and DE will be uploaded in Sancharika and 7days will be given for correction in this regard. Subsequently longest stayee list of JTO and SDE cadre  will be uploaded by 7 days in Sancharika and further 7days time will be given for correction of any anomaly.

7h May2015 Meeting with Sri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD/BSNL, Sri A. N. Rai, DIR(HR), Smt Sujata Ray, ED(Fin) and Sri Shameem Akthar, Sr GM(SR) on 06.05.2015:

CMD called Assn for discussion at 17.00 Hrs on the issues raised in the notice for trade union actions dated 23.03.2015.

GS and CHQ president explained CMD and others, the compulsion to serve the notice. The Joint committee constituted 3 years back not even met once to discuss the pay scale issue, only few rounds of

 discussions on CPSU cadre hierarchy where as the time frame given to the committee was only 6 months.

Then discussion took place on the charter of demands.

1.       Finalization of pay scales of JAO/JAOs, SDE/AOs and equivalent cadres w.e.f 01.01.2007 by replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A, E2A with standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc up to SGJAG.  No demotion of the basic cadres of JTO/JAOs and SDE/AOs. The JTOs/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 face huge difference in pay compared to their counterparts recruited prior to 01.01.2007.

Whatever the pre-conditions set by the Management to consider E2, E3, -- pay scales like rejection of E1A and E2A scales by DoT and DPE was already met. Assn pursued the matter vigorously in DoT and DPE to have a final decision on the matter and ultimately on 09.07.2014, DPE rejected the proposal and directed BSNL to implement standard pay scales. Only SNEA(I) pursued the matter in DoT and DPE, even Management didn’t do it, leave the others. DoT conveyed the DPE decision to BSNL by July end. However BSNL not taken any action in this regard so far. Instead of processing E2, E3, --- pay scales as per the written assurance given to SNEA(I) in March, 2014, BSNL again written to DOT seeking directions whether BSNL can change the pay scales since in the case of MTNL, Union cabinet has taken a decision to make MTNL pay scales equivalent to BSNL pay scales in the next wage revision. Assn explained that this decision of Mgt is wrong as the cabinet decision was taken during Feb-March, 2014 and DoT intimated the rejection of E1A and E2A scales in July, 3 months later. DoT was aware of this development at that time. Moreover now pay scales are to be finalised from 01.01.2007 where as cabinet decision is applicable from 01.01.2017. (The stand taken by some committee members in the last meeting that E3, E4 scale for JTO and SDE is their demand and E2, E3 should be given from 01.10.2000 has given the Mgt opportunity to refer the matter to DoT. When Mgt is not ready to consider E2, E3 – from 01.01.2007 itself, raising the demand of E2, E3 from 01.10.2000 is nothing but derailing the demands. It will affect the entire cadre and especially the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 but they don’t care). The Joint committee constituted 3 years back does not meet even once to discuss the pay scale issue. CMD surprised to hear that and concluded that the committee failed in its responsibility.

Finally CMD decided to reconstitute the Joint Committee with new Chairman as some of the members already transferred. Our suggestion to conduct the Committee meetings every week also agreed. CMD directed that committee may meet every week or atleast once in a fortnight and finalise the report latest by 15.08.2015.

2.       Implementation of Time Bound Functional promotion between 4 to 6 years up to SG JAG as per the terms and conditions for absorption in BSNL and analogous to CPSU cadre hierarchy.

Assn pointed out that the entire promotions are blocked due to litigations. It the promotions are not delinked from seniority, no promotions can take place on the existing seniority lists from JTO to SDE onwards in the future. So immediately BSNL has to switch over to other mechanisms for promotions, Time Bound Functional promotions as agreed at the time of absorption.

It will be deliberated by the new committee.

3.       Settlement of long pending pay anomalies i) Pay fixation as per FRSR on officiating promotion consequent upon the implementation of TBP, ii) Senior drawing less pay than Junior after functional promotions and iii) Antedating of increment.

On Offtg pay fixation, the committee will be asked to submit the report immediately. Meanwhile the clarifications issued by BSNL on 30.05.2007 and 19.02.2010 will be re-examined.

On senior drawing less pay than the Juniors, the Hon Kerala High Court order and Hon SC order will be examined and possibility for generalization will be considered.

On Antedating, the matter will be re-examined. Assn pointed out that switching over to uniform increment date is the only option as done in Central Govt and other PSUs. DIR(HR) told ED(Fin) to examine the feasibility.


4.       First TBP uniformly after four years w.e.f 01.10.2000.

GS explained that all the Executives except the JTOs and other Executives recruited in 1993 to 2001 and the JTO/SDEs from Civil/Elect etc, all others got first TBP in 2004. After 01.01.2007, all are getting first TBP in 4 years. But one set of Executives as explained above got the first TBP only in 2006, it is a clear anomaly and discrimination. DIR(HR) explained that prior to 01.01.2007 it was happened since DoT service also counted for first TBP. After 01.01.2007, due to 30% fitment and 78.2%, the pay has increased considerably and close to next higher scale of E2.

Finally Mgt agreed to examine the issue in detail and referred the matter to the Joint Committee.

5.       Implementation of upgraded pay scales of E1A and E2A notionally w.e.f 01.10.2000 for Civil/Electrical/Arch wings at par with finance wing and amendments of RRs for these streams to being them at par with Telecom/Finance wing in respect of functional promotions.

GS explained that the Vinay Sahi committee recommended notional pay of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.10.2000 for JTOs and SDEs in Civil/Elect/Arch wings in order to bring parity among all wings. But Mgt not accepted the recommendation on the plea that E1A scale is not extended to JAOs also w.e.f 01.10.2000. The RRs of JAO, JTO(C/E) and SDE(C/E) amended in 2001 and 2002 only. Recently E1A scale is notionally implemented for JAOs w.e.f 01.10.2000. Now only few hundreds of Executives in Civil/Elect/Arch etc wings only excluded. The issue is already processed by Civil/Elect wings. Finally Management agreed to consider the case based on the Vinay Sahi committee report.

Comrades, recent developments of placing JTO cadre in E1 scale in the proposed JTO RR 2014, road block on all promotions due to court cases, non settlement of pay anomalies etc created the situation that the entire cadre issues are getting sidelined, JTO/SDE and equivalent cadres getting demoted and future of the Executives are under severe threat. When others are not concerned about these developments and not serious on any agitations, SNEA(I) compelled to launch the agitation alone to protect the vital cadre interests.

CHQ is extremely happy to see the response from among all the Executives irrespective of affiliation. Unity among the Executives is the need of the hour to resolve the issues.

We are grateful to the CMD, DIR(HR) and other senior officers for their serious efforts to resolve the issues through dialogue.

Comrades, SNEA(I) nourished these cadres in the past by continuous struggles and will not allow any demotion of the cadre or road block on career prospects. We continue the struggle to protect them and further improve the prospects in the future also.

7th May2015 Congrats to one and all !

CMD called for discussion on Charter of demands. After detailed discussions with CMD, DIR HR, ED(Fin) and Sr GM(SR) on all the issues contained in the notice and concrete assurances given by Mangement that issues would be resolved by 15th August 2015, CHQ has decided to Call off the Trade Union actions.

5th May2015 Circle Secretary along with the representatives of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA of WBTC met CGM/WBTC today & submitted the proposals on transfer policy, made by the three Executives' Associations.The meeting to decide the transfer policy with administrations will be held tomorrow at 3pm at circle office conference hall.

5th May2015 MEETING WITH THE Ch. Eng.(Elec.) ,BSNL /CTD / WBTC WAS HELD IN HIS CHAMBER  ON 29 . 04 . 2015.        

                                     Detailed  description of the meeting is appended below:-                                                  

              At the beginning of the meeting, the association have given thanks to the CE ( E ) for publishing the station staying  seniority list of SDE(E),JTO( E ) in SANCHARIKA  by the CE( E ) office.

              Issues discussed :-

1) Pension case of Late Diganta Banerjee,JTO (E ):-

The association have expresses great concern about much delay in this regard and CE(E ) also acknowledge the fact.  CE( E ) has informed that they  have made some correspondences with DOT cell but the progress is not as per expectation and  he has sought  association’s active help in this regard. Association wanted to go through the correspondences made so far by the CE ( E ) ‘s office before taking any step.

2) Posting of regular EE in TED-I Maldah and Port Blair:- As the matter is related with correction of RR by the corporate office ,the CE (E ) has nothing to do in this regard. Process for giving standalone charge  in case of Sri R.N.Dey as Executive Engineer ( E ) BSNLED-I is in progress as informed by the CE( E ).

3) Presidential order not issued till date- case of ShriAriondomPoddarJTO(E):- The CE(E ) has wanted to see the receipt copy of option submitted by Sri Poddar but the association urged that the case may be resubmitted  to the competent authority stating the actual fact i.e “misplaced in the office” at the earliest.  

4)  Extension of comprehensive mtce agreement & Extension order of BTS Mtce:-

The CE (E ) has said NIT has already been called in some cases while in  other cases draft NIT are  being framed.

For BTS maintenance fresh tender will be called shortly.

( 5 ) Vehicle for BTS Mtce.:- CE (E ) has informed that as there is no separate norms for vehicle hire by electrical wing  for  BTS maintenance ,the case have been rejected by the competent authority . However state secy instantly telephoned to GM, CMTS and informed  him that proper maintenance of electromechanical services of BTSs  by the electrical wing are  not possible without having vehicle. He has also requested the GM, CMTS to allot necessary vehicle from CMTS pool. The GM,CMTS has  asked requisition from the CE(E ) and the CE (E ) has agreed also .   

(6) Approval of indoor treatment done/to be done in non-empanelled hospitals—Case of Sri Vinay Sharam,JTO( E ),Suri and Shri Mahesh Kumar ,JTO(E ),Asansol.

      In both the cases the CE(E) has requested the EE( E ) Asansol to write letter to EE( E) concerned at Bihar and Orissa Circle  for obtaining visit certificate in respect of admission for indoor treatment so that, cases can be processed further.

(7)Office shifting –Case of Shifting of SE(E) I office from Ultadanga S.Qtrs to CE(E) office at  Mominpur.

CE(E) wants to shift  the technical part at first phase and other at the next phase.

The Association have opposed it and requested to shift the whole office at a time.

(8 ) HR cases i/c long pending indoor medical cases in BSNLED-I:- Most of the cases are pending for improper function of accounts section as informed by the CE(E ) and assured that  matter will be taken to the G.M (F) shortly. The association agreed to extend cooperation in this regard.

(9) E4 to E5 promotion under EPP to be fallen due in March 2016:- The association have requested the CE(E) to take necessary initiative for sending the cases of eligible executives  to concerned  Circle office before October 2015 so that ,order of promotion( E4-E5) can be issued by the circle offices  in due time . The CE( E) has agreed to short out the cases in his office  in due time .

(10) Transfer case of JTO (E ) and SDE (E):- The association have requested the CE (E ) to consider the request cases  sympathically following the executives transfer policy and station seniority list prepared by the CE(E ) office. The CE(E ) has assured and informed that same will be done in  most transparent manner.   

       At the end of the meeting the Association have expressed satisfaction for holding the meeting in most cordial atmosphere.

2nd May2015 Circle office bearers meeting along with kolkata based Zonal Secretaties & presidents was held today  at 5pm at Telephone Bhavan 6th floor Union room. Agenda of the meeting was :-

 1) Review of theDevelopment meeting called by CGM/WBTC on 24th April 2015 - It is decided in the meeting that what we proposed in the said meeting for betterment of service in different fields, to be persued by our Association for early implementation. We already met CGM/WBTC  for implementation of our proposals. 

2) Discussion on Transfer policy 

3) Discussion on forthcoming agitational programme called by CHQ-All circle office bearers,CWC members , Zonal office bearers & activists are requested to take sincere efforts for making the programme a grand success.

 4) Discussion on ensuing CEC & other organizational matters 

5) Discussion on ensuing AIC to be held at Joypur inthe month of August2015.6) Misc.

2nd May2015 Representatives of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA & SNEA of WBTC sat together to finalised the proposals on  Inter SSA Transfer policy within WBTC.The house decided the final proposals will be submitted to CGM/WBTC on 5.5.2015 & subsequently the meeting between Administration & said Associations will be held at Circle office on 6.5.2015 in presence of CGM/WBTC.Final Administrative decision in this regards will be taken within a week of time & it is expected that prayer transfer order will be issued within May'2015.

1st May2015 Circle Secy.,Org. Secy.,CWC member(Com. M.K.Das) along with represensatives of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA met CGM-WBTC and proposed CGM-WBTC to call a meeting with all the above said Associations for discussions on prayer/request/administrative inter SSA transfer policy including Rule-8 and deputation transfer.In this regards it is to mention that for last one & half months the representatives of these Associations sat together for several times to formulate the guidelines on the said issue.CGM agreed to conduct the meeting on 06.05.15 at 3PM.

30h April2015 Circle Office Bearers meeting along with Kolkata based Zonal Secretaries & Zonal Presidents will be held on 02.05.2015 at 4 PM at TB 6th floor to discuss on recent issues related to Circle HQ and mainly on forthcoming agitational programmes, called by CHQ. All Circle Office Bearers, CWC members and Kolkata based Zonal Secretaries & Zonal Presidents are requested to attend the meeting.

  29th April2015 Development Meeting of WBTC,called by CGM/WBTC was held at Ballygunge Conferencwe Hall on 24.04.2015 from 11AM.ALL the General Managers of Circle Office along with SSA heads of Kolkata,Kharagpur,Asansol & Bankura attended the said meeting. Representatives of all Executive Associations along with BSNLEU were invited to attend the meeting.On behalf of our Association Circle Secretary,Asstt.Secy.(Com.P.K.Roy),Com Debasis Sensharma & Com Asis Sarbadhikari attended the meeting.The meeting was continued up to 8.30 pm. GM-HR, GM-FIN, GM-CM, GM-Mkt & EB, GM-CFA, CE-Civil, CE-Elec, GM-ASL, GM-KOL, GM-KGP & GM-BKU represented Power Point presentation on their concerned fields, mainly on the current status but not effectively shown what to do on the concerned fields really for development or betterment rather for revival/growth of revenue of WBTC. Our Association raised relevant queries & suggestions for revival of WBTC on each & every fields. On behalf of Executive Associations & Union representatives expressed their views on development. But only from our Association Circle Secretary has shown Power Point presentation on our thoughts & views for developments of WBTC.viz (i) Utilisation of our human resource specially in CM, BTS-MTCE, TRANS & SALES-MKT,  (ii) To prepare BTS wise number of SIM & CTOP-UP selling retailers. (iii) To take appropriate efforts for air-on of max numbers BTSs. (iv) To ensure proper venders by tendering at SSA level for a)UG Cable laying & repairing, b) OFC laying & repairing c) SMPS/Power-plant repairing d) EPBT repairing e) Rigger for BTS mtce, (v) Email & MOB no capturing (vi) Providing exclusive Vehicle & Laptop for each BSC & nodal Broad band establishments (vii) Procurement of sufficient joint closures for UG cable & OFC, (viii) Availablity of Splicing machine ,Power-meter & all other measuring instruments, (ix) Proper earthing at all main exchanges. Our views was very much appreciated by every one present in the house including CGM/WBTC and CGM assured to take necessary actions on the suggestions delivered by us.  

28th April2015 With profound sorrow we condole the sad untimely and unexpected demise of our beloved Com. TARAK DUTTA, Ex. SDE ( Russa, CTD ) and Vice President of CTD Circle belonging to South Zone on 28.04.2015. It is needless to mention that he contributed a lot to our Association as well as to our beloved organization BSNL through his sincere devotion and activity throughout his service life. We will remember him  and he will remain alive in our memory and mind for ever. We all together convey our condolence to the members of the bereaved family. May his departed soul rest in peace.

27th Feb'2015 CS/CHQ office bearers meeting at New Delhi on 26.02.2015

Highlights on organizational and HR matters:

a)  The meeting reviewed the CHQ quota and legal fund payments. All Circles assured to clear the dues shortly.

b)  SNEA(I) urgently to focus the HR issues of E2, E3 pay scales, new HR plan and TB functional promotion atleast upto AGM/DE level as proposed by the consultant, 30% superannuation benefit, 1st TBP uniformly after 4 years from 01.10.2004 etc. Since new CMD has taken charge and the issues are brought to his notice by the Assn, we are waiting for the positive response from the new CMD and DIR(HR). If positive results are not coming, the agitation programmes already decided will be started by mid April. Ground level preparations to start now itself. Since management given repeated assurances but never met the same, serious preparations to be made for the agitation so that the issues are to be decided once for all.

c)  The proposed norms in HR plan is too stringent. Norms has to be framed analysing the ground realities and operational requirements.

d)  JTO to SDE DPC, LDCE to SDE(T) and SDE(TF), SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E), JAO to AO and AO to CAO promotions to be expedited.

e)  Pending amendments in JTO RR, BSNLMS RR and SDE RR to be expedited.

f)  Since no decision is coming on membership verification, all trade union facilities to be restored to SNEA(I). Subscription from salary deduction to be implemented as done in the case of others sections without waiting for the verification. Contentious issues in the recognition rules to be addressed comprehensively.

g)  The AIC venue and timing of next AIC will be announced by 15th March.

h)  FR 22(1)(a)(1) fixation for offtg JTOs and JTOs officiated earlier will be pursued and if required, case will be filed next month.

Highlights on BSNL growth related issues:

a)  The meeting reviewed the Parliament March and preparations for the indefinite strike. The Parliament March was a grand success. Conventions in the remaining Circles will be held at the earliest. SNEA(I) has to take initiatives for the success of the strike.

b)  It is reported by several CSs that AMC penalties are waived off in large scale and BSNL is loosing crores of rupees in this regard. Most of such decisions are taken at Corporate office. When field units are struggling for fund for operations and maintenance, the vendors are paid waiving the penalty for which they didn’t extended any AMC support. Very old cases are reopened and payments made by waiving the penalty. Large scale corruption is suspected in the case. Assn to take up the matter at appropriate level.

c)  Transfer of Assets and mutation of land in different Circles are at very slow pace. Assn to focus of this issue of land mutation.

d)  Posting of CGM/SSA Heads to be transparent and performers only should be given the responsibility. Non performers should be shifted immediately based on their performance during this financial year.

e)  Sharing of tower and 2G BTSs/Antenas to be encouraged. OF, MPLS, 3G and FTTH network to be expanded.

f)  Subsidiary formation and merger of BSNL and MTNL without addressing the contentious issues to be opposed strongly.

g)  OF cable shortage to be addressed. Modem, data card, EPBT etc procurement to be discouraged and direct purchase by the customers from the vendors to be encouraged from the QA empanelled lists.

h)  Issues related to TERM cell and payment due from TERM cell for the BSNL staff on deputation will be taken up with DoT/BSNL.

(I) TARIFF BOOK-CFA PRODUCTS as on 25-04-13.(II)Recruitment rules of Sr. Management Posts (CGMs-GMs) for Telecom Operations in BSNL through immediate absorption (under Rule 37 of CCS Pension Rules, 1972) (III)Recruitment rules to DGM level Posts of Telecom Operations in BSNL through immediate absorption (under Rule 37 of CCS Pension Rules, 1972)

(IV)Guidelines for granting  Right of  Way   permission  to  Telecom Service Providers to lay cable on the land of NH - Cov. lr.   View Guidelines.

(V)LDCE for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) under 33% quota - Intimating  vacancies  for the period 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 reg.(VI)Distribution of  SAG level  officers  in  Telecom  Operations  stream  in Territorial Circles and SSAs on provisional basis reg.

(VII)Performance of BSNL in March 2013 w.r.t. March 2012 for Landline, BB & Mobile Circlewise.Circlewise performance (VIII) View CFA products Tariff Book - Updated as on  01-04-2014.(IX)Amendment in BSNL employees Transfer policy.(X)Diversion of JTO / SDE posts from Territorial circles to IT project Circle. 

.(XI) Provisional Seniority list in the grade of JAO / AAO in BSNL as on 02-12-2014.    Click to view List. 
(XII)Draft HR plan and staffing norms

Meeting with Maj. Mohd Ashraf Khan, ED(NB):

GS Com K. Sebastin, AGSs Com Vivek Wankhede and Com Sankar Sanyal, Com Tapas Ghosh, CS/WB Circle, Com Dilip Saha, CS/CTD and C/Presidents of CTD and WB Circles met ED(NB) on 25.02.2014 and discussed the following issues:

a)         Approving the new scheme and syllabus for SDE(TF): GS explained the issue to ED(NB) and requested his intervention to get the proposal approved in the MC. LDCE from JTO(TF) to SDE(TF) is pending for long time since the syllabus is not finalised.

b)        Posting of SDE(C ) in A&N Circle treating it as All India tenure: Assn requested to treat A&N Circle as a separate Circle and post SDEs to A&N from All India seniority / long standing list. As of now, SDEs from WB/CTD only sent to A&N on rotation. Like other tenure Circles, A&N posting also to be regulated from All India lists. ED(NB) assured to consider the proposal.

Meeting with Sri S. K. Bharadwaj, GM(FP):

GS Com K. Sebastin, AGSs Com Vivek Wankhede and Com Sankar Sanyal, Com Tapas Ghosh, CS/WB Circle, Com Dilip Saha, CS/CTD and C/Presidents of CTD and WB Circles met GM(FP) on 25.02.2014 and discussed the following issues:

a)         Option for the 2010 JAOs: Assn explained to GM(FP) that all the JAOs of 2010 qualified well before the cut off date of 07.05.2010 (the date of pay revision order) and due to administrative reasons their training has been delayed.  Further the recruitment process itself started in 2004-05 and delayed for years together. So the case has to be considered sympathetically. GM(FP) informed that he will try to discuss the issue further in the committee.

b)        Promotion to 230 CAO posts: Assn requested to complete the DPC in this financial year itself, by 31st March. GM(FP) assured that we will try to complete the DPC with the support of the Assn before March, 31st. Almost all the ACRs are received except 31 and we are pursuing the remaining cases.

For the next 336 CAO vacancies, ACRs will be called this week itself.

c) Promotion from JAO to AO for the remaining vacancies: Assn requested to process the DPC for the next vacancy year so that remaining JAOs of 2006 batch and some of the JAOs of 2010 batch (OC category) also can be promoted. GM(FP) assured to consider the case at the earliest so that the vacancies can be filled up at the earliest.

GS, President, AGS Com Sankar Sanyal, CS/WB Circle Com Tapas Ghosh, CS/CTD Com Dilip shah, CP/CTD Com Nirmal Sarkar and other activists of WB and CTD Circles met Sri Anupam Srivastava, DIR(CM), Sri N K. Gupta, DIR(CFA) and Sri M C Choube, ED(CN) and held discussions on issues related with growth of West Bengal and Kolkata TD Circles.

Meeting with Sri Anupam Srivastava, DIR(CM) on 08.09.2014: Detailed discussions held for more than one hour on developmental issues. Our comrades made extensive study on the GSM services, BTS outage, revenue from BTSs, performance of franchisees, retailers and DSAs working in SSA/BTS wise, USO BTSs etc and made presentation to the DIR(CM). Association suggested to make the retailers and franchises and DSAs more accountable to make them market and sell our product as now they are focusing only on top up business. Large no of BTSs are there where no francise or retailer or DSA is available. The USO BTSs not providing revenue will be closed down and shifted to other potential areas. Further to make each Executive and employees involve in the sales and marketing, “BRAMA”, a pilot project implemented in Kolkata SSA which is proposed to be extended to other SSAs also.

Meeting with Sri N K. Gupta, DIR(CFA) on 09.09.2014: During the meeting with DIR(CFA) in which GM(BB) Sri Manikkam also presnt, the following issues discussed: a) requirement of 5 pair and higher size cable, b) strengthening the repair centre at Training centre for  repairing C DoT cards by providing required infrastructure and sufficient fund available so that all types of C DoT cards can be repaired, at present vendor is not able to repair the cards and thousands of cards are not repaired for months together and c) being a lightning prone area, special fund allocation for improving the exchange earthing etc.

Meeting with Sri M C Choube, ED(CN) on 09.09.2014: Sri M C Choube, ED(CN) on 09.09.2014: Discussion held for more than one hour for the optical fibre network of Eastern region. A very good presentation of status of OF network of ETR especially under WB and CTD Circles made by the comrades of ETR to ED(CN). The discussion focused on the slow pace of OF project work by ETP, hiring of dark fibres from Rail Tel for one or two years for giving un-interrupted connectivity to South, West and East corridors. ED(CN) suggested to swap the fibre with Rail Tel as Rail Tel is demanding fibre from BSNL for NOFN project.

Meeting with GM(FP): GS, President, AGS Com Sankar Sanyal, CS/WB Circle Com Tapas Ghosh, CS/CTD Com Dilip shah and other activists met GM(FP) on 09.09.2014 and held discussions on JAO to AO promotion. More than 1800 AO vacancies are available but there is a move to restrict the DPC for around 1500 vacancies leaving the vacancies of 2013-14. Some forces are working to restrict the promotions by keeping the 2010 batch JAOs out, but Management should not became part of this, Assn pointed out. Assn strongly demanded to complete the DPC for all the vacancy years including 2013-14 so that JAOs of 2010 batch also can get promotion.

As a result of the aforesaid meeting AGM (ML) on behalf of Corporate Office, New Delhi, wrote a letter to CGM/ETR to take appropriate actions for hiring of fibers from M/s RailTel on swapping basis with a Reference of the said letter  as " A holistic analysis report prepared by SNEA(I), West Bengal Circle on deteriorating network performance in Eastern Zone."

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As a result of the aforesaid meeting from the office of DIR (CFA)/ CO APO (Advance Purchased Order) was issued for procuring - (i) 170 km 5 pair PIJF U/G cable, (ii) 226.5 km 10 pair PIJF U/G cable, (iii) 141 km 50 pair PIJF U/G cable, (iv) 90 km 100 pair PIJF U/G cable, (v) 20 km 200 pair PIJF U/G cable for WBTC and subsequently AGM (LL & MM)/Circle Office issued a letter to all SSA Heads for preparation of detailed Estimate against allotment of 10 Pr, 50 Pr, 100 Pr and 200 Pr PIJF Cable . In this regard all Zonal Secretaries are requested to pursue the issue with respective SSA Head for getting earliest fruitful result. 

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 Manifesto for Membership verification:

                                  A thought for unity, a vote for SNEA(I)

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             BSNL notified the rules for membership verification among executives Associations.  Click here to view the Notification

                    REVISED SCHEDULE for MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION among Executive Associations issued by Corporate Office.
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Click here for the order of Executive Dairy-2014 for WBTC >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

               Issue of Diary for Executives and Non Executives for the calender year 2015 - 

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