State office bearers meeting was held at RJCM room at Telephone Bhavan at 3 PM. Agenda of discussion:- (i) Membership verification and its related matter ie what to do organizationally in this regard. All the office bearers present in the meeting expressed their opinions. (ii) Publication of Executives' Diary- 2014. It is decided in the meeting that our State branch would publish Executives' Diary- 2014 for our beloved members. (iii) Misc.
Membership verification--- New Rules governing the membership verification cleared by the BSNL Board in its meeting on 18.12.13::
This has been confirmed from the Company Secretary, BSNL. Assn yesterday wrongly reported that this agenda not cleared by the BSNL Board on 18.12.13. We regret for the same.
BSNL Board meeting on 18.12.2013: Two important issues namely a) amendment to BSNLMS RR to enhance the STS Regular posts from 50% to 75% by keeping 1325 posts reserved for MTs and b) Rules for Membership verification among Executives’ Associations are included as agenda in the Board meeting:
JTO to SDE promotion – court case at Hon CAT, Ernakulam: The case came up for hearing today. BSNL sought time to file reply and Hon Court given 6 weeks time. CGM/KRL Circle didn’t filed any application for vacation of stay/injection even after clear direction from DIR(HR) on 27.11.2013. There are two cases filed on the same issue. In the first case, BSNL already filed reply. In the second case which is clubbed with the first one, BSNL sought two weeks time on last hearing date, ie 07.11.2013, but didn’t filed the reply even after three weeks. The failure of CGM/KRL to file the reply and application for vacation of the stay will be strongly taken up with CMD/DIR(HR), BSNL.
Annual General Body Meeting of Srirampur Zone was held at RC Hall, Uttarpara Telephone Exchange Building on 23.11.13. The spontaneous presence of almost all the members of Srirampur Zone established the integrity of the members to our mighty association. Recently some SDEs & DEs joined in Srirampur area from AP & Tamilnadu Circle on promotion and all of them took the membership of our Association. Most of them attended the AGB. Com. Zonal President started the meeting with his welcome speech and then Zonal Secretary and Zonal Treasurer placed their reports before the august house for adoption. On behalf of SHQ State Secretary, State President, VP (Com.T.Dutta),Org. Secy./CTD, Asstt. Secy./ Circle, Asstt. Secy./CTD, CWC Member (Com. N.Sarkar) and Zonal Secretary/South Zone and on behalf of CHQ Com. S.Sanyal, AGS/CHQ attended the meeting. State Secretary, State President and AGS/CHQ addressed the house on recent CHQ & SHQ developments. Com. Swapan Batayabal, SDE/CND, Com. P.K.Ghosh, SDE/UTP Exch & Com. Sanat Pal,JTO/UTP Exch. were unanimously elected in the August House as Zonal President, Zonal Secretary and Zonal Treasurer respectively of Srirampur Zone for the next term.
State office bearer meeting along with Z/Ss and Z/Ps was held at TEOA Bhavan, Dum Dum on 14.11.13 at 3PM. Almost all the State office bearers ,CWC members and Z/Ss and Z/Ps attended the said meeting. Agendas of the meeting as follows-
(I) CWC meet reporting held at Patna on 25th and 26th Oct, 2013.(II)Organizational review.(III) Developmental issues of CTD and WBTC. (IV) Diary matters. (V) TEOA Bhavan. (VI) Misc.
Mainly CWC reporting was made by State Secy. Com. Dilip Saha and AGS/ CHQ Com. Sankar Sanyal . In CWC it was decided that Asoociation will go for agitation in near future for implementation of standard pay scale of JTO/ SDEs and our priority will be to pursue for immediate issuance of seniority cum fitness promotion from JTO to SDE for 3200 post . In Civil/ Electrical wing , non BE/ BTECH executives will also be eligible for promotion to Execcutive Engineer post as BSNLMSRR wiil be amended shortly and discussion was also held for arrangement of centralized EPF for BSNL recruited executives .
It was decided in the meeting that SHQ will place demand for conversion of TDM TAX into IPTAX and implementation of CM vertical in each SSA in WBTC . SHQ will not publish Diary for 2014 and will only publish calendar . A committee was formed for monitoring day to day maintenance and supervision of TEOA Bhavan at Dum Dum as below:-
1. Nirmal Kr. Sarkar , Z/S Central City Zone and CWC member (9432001559)
2. S N Ghosh , Astt. Secy./CTD (9433400431)
3. Swapan Mukherjee , Org. Secy/ Central City Zone (9432000329)
4. Dhiraj Biswas , Z/S South Zone (8902000053)
5. Amaresh Roychowdhury, Org . SEcy. / Central City Zone (9433400435)
6. Arabindu Chakraborty ,SDE/PP /TB Intl. (9432001944).
A meeting was organized by our association at Kalyani training Center ( NSCBTTC ) on 13.11.13 to address the JTO trainees of WBTC . Almost all JTO trainees attended the meeting and on behalf of our association State President, AGS / CHQ Com. S. Sanyal, Vice President Com. M. K. Das , Org Sec. / South Bengal, Asstt. Secy. / Circle, Com. Arunansu Samanta SDE Lecturer,NSCBTTC,Kalyani attended the meeting. Our said office bearers elaborately described the achievements obtained through sustained agitations & struggles for last four decades to till date by our mighty association SNEA( I ) for the upliftment of JTO cadre which is the basic executive cadre of our department ( BSNL ) as well as for the survival of BSNL . We tried our level best to satisfy the queries raised by the trainees. Com.Arunansu Samanta , SDE Lecturer,NSCBTTC,Kalyani is our Representative of NSCBTTC ,Kalyani unit.
Last date of submission application is 30-12-2013 for:-
(I) Renewal of Technical/ Non- Technical Scholarship to the wards of Employees under WBTC fof the year 2013-14' & (II) Departmental Scholarship for Technical/ Non- Technical Education/ Book grant/ Incentives for the year 2013-14'
Last date of submission of application for Book Award/ Incentive &
Scholarship (Fresh) is 30-11-2013
See the above mentioned circulars in Sancharika in the head "Scholarship" dt. 01-11-2013
State Secretary, State President, AGS/CHQ,Org. Secy./(S/B) and Asstt. Secy./Circle met GM (HR & Admin)/WBTC on 07.11.2013 and held a detailed discussion on some HR issues:-(I) Prayer transfer cases of JTOs/ SDEs, working in different SSAs in WBTC, (II) Modalities on posting of newly promoted JTOs in WBTC, (III) Looking after arrangement in the grade of DGM in some SSAs etc. We requested GM/WBTC to take necessary action for the said issues at earliest possible time and GM/WBTC assured to do needful.
Annual General Body Meeting of Central (North) Zone was held at TI Hall, CTO, 3rd floor on 07.11.13. The spontaneous presence of almost all the members of Central (North) Zone established the integrity of the members to our mighty association. Com. Sisir Biswas, SDE/Chanditala, President/ Central (North) Zone started the meeting with his welcome speech and then GM/Cal SSA inaugurated Annual General Body Meeting & also addressed the august house on recent developments in respect of operational & maintenance activities in CAL SSA. On behalf of SHQ State Secretary, State President, VP( Com. M.K.Das), Org. Secy./South Bengal, Org. Secy./CTD, Asstt. Secy./ Circle, Asstt. Secy./CTD and CWC Member (Com. N.Sarkar) and on behalf of CHQ Com. S.Sanyal, AGS/CHQ attended the meeting. State Secretary, State President and AGS/CHQ addressed the house on recent CHQ & SHQ developments. Com. Kallol Ray, SDE/ Com/Cal SSA, Com. Jayanta Mitra, SDE/MSC(WLL)/Cal SSA & Com. Kana Mirdha, SDE/ Plg-1/ Cal SSA were unanimously elected in the August House as Zonal President, Zonal Secretary and Zonal Treasurer respectively of Central (North) Zone for the next term.
State Secretary, State President, Asstt. Secy./Circle, Org. Secy(S/B) and President of Central South Zone met SE(Civil) on 30.10.2013 and held a detailed discussion on some HR and developmental issues specially (i) Transfer & posting case of Com. Aloke Dutta, Com. B. Mondal, Com. S.S.Paul and Com. B.Pangus,(ii) Confirmation of JTOs, recruited in 2000,(iii)Look after arrangement orders in the cadre of EE(C) posts according to the seniority, (iv) Allotment of departmental vehicle for Gangtok Division as 4 nos N.F.S project are going on at the places far away from Gangtok,(v) Allotment of maintenance fund etc.
State Office Bearer meeting along with Zonal Secretaries & Zonal Presidents will be held on 15th November 2013 at TEOA BHAVAN at Dum Dum at 3 PM. All state office bearers, CWC members, Zonal Secretaries & Zonal Presidents are requested to attend the meeting. Main agenda is CWC, Patna reporting.
JTO to SDE promotion:
State Office Bearer meeting along with Zonal Secretaries & Zonal Presidents will be held on 1st October 2013 at RJCM room at Telephone Bhavan at 3 PM. All state office bearers, CWC members, Zonal Secretaries & Zonal Presidents are requested to attend the meeting.
State Secretary Com Dilip Saha, Com Nirmal Sarkar, CWC Member, Com Subhra Kanti Das , Vice President and Com Gautam Chakraborty, Asst Secretary of Central City Zone respectively met Shri S S Dhar GM/CMTS/CTD to discuss some of the pressing issues affecting mobile services besides introducing the office bearers of Zone working in CMTS and those who are actively involved in daily maintenence of mobile service. Since, it was the first meeting with the Association since GM took charge, the Association limited the discussion to highlighting the issues and requested to have a further meeting to discuss the issues elaborately.Com Dhananjay Mondol,Com.Basumata,Com.JagabandhuRay andCom.D.Chowdhury who are in CMTS and are integral part of mobile service maintenance were also coincidentally present in the meeting.
BSNL WORKERS WILL FIGHT UNITEDLY TO SAVE BSNL
Yesterday on 12th September,2013 the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations, West Bengal has organised a "Save BSNL" Convention at "Mahajati Sadan" Hall, Kolkata. At the outset Comrade Animesh Mitra, Convenor of the Forum has tabled a draft proposal to save BSNL and its workers. Eminent Central Trade Union leaders like Comrade Tapas Bhattacharya, Leader AITUC WB, Comrade Ramen Pandey, Working President, INTUC & Comrade Shyamal Chakraborty, President, CITU West Bengalwere present in the Convention and deliberated their valuable speeches in this regard. They all have assured the workers that the Central TUs will always extend their support and solidarity with the struggle of BSNL employees in the coming days. Com. Prasun Mukherjee, AIBSNLEA, Com. Chitra Basu, NFTE-BSNL, Com. Aloke Nandi, NUBSNLW(FNTO) & Com. Dilip Saha, SNEA also spoke on the occasion and expressed their views in favour of Unity and solidarity.
Comrade Saibal Sengupta, BSNLEU and other Comrades of other constituent Unions/Associations of the Forum have presided over the meeting. The Draft resolution was accepted unanimously in the Convention
State Secretary, State President, Vice President (Com.M.K.Das),Asstt. Secy./Circle, Org. Secy(S/B) and AGS/CHQ met today CGM/WBTC & GM HR & Admin)/WBTC and held a detailed discussion on some HR and developmental issues specially (i) Seeking clarification from BSNLCO regarding exemption of Pre-basic and Phase-I training for Officiating JTOs who qualified LICE for promotion to JTO cadre. Earlier this issue was discussed several times with the administration and today CGM/WBTC assured to send a letter seeking said clarification to BSNLCO. (ii) Anomalies in the recently issued look after arrangement orders in the cadre of AGM & SDE . We suggested some important points in this regard to resolve the anomalies. CGM/WBTC assured to take necessary measure on the issue.(iii) We requested for reversion of few SDEs(LA) to their parent cadre (iv) Frequent interruption of OFC Connectivity in between NIB/SLG to NIB/Kol and NIB/SLG to NIB/Patna. Five districts under WB viz. JPG,COB,DAR,RNJ, MDA and State Sikkim depend on NIB/SLG to put through their communication traffic to Kolkata. So, frequent interruption causes huge revenue loss for WBTC. Earlier we suggested CGM/WBTC to give top most priority for taking necessary action for stable links. Due to our sincere persuasion, CGM/WBTC wrote a very strong letter to CGM/ETR, DIR(EB) and DIR(CM) on the same.(v) We requested CGM/WBTC to take appropriate action for smooth mtce of revenue earning BTSs and also to review IP BTSs status as because, out of 183 IP BTSs of WBTC most of them are earning poor revenue (vi) other developmental issues etc.
Com. Dilip Kr. Ghosh,Ex-DE/SMP donated Rs. 5000/- to SNEA(I), WB State Branch. He retired from his service on superannuation on 31.08.2013.We congratulate him and SMP Zone.
Forum Leaders of BSNL have decided to hold State Convention to Save BSNL:::::
The Leaders of the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations of Executives and Non Executives, West Bengal have decided to organize a State level Convention on "Save BSNL" at Mahajati Sadan, Kolkata on 12th September,2013. The leaders of all the Unions & Associations of Ex. and Non Ex. have reached a consensus to make the convention a grand success. It may be recalled that similar convention was held at 'Mavlankar Hall", New Delhi in the month of August, 2013 where apart from the leaders of BSNL the Central TU leaders have also joined the convention and expressed their solidarity to any kind of organizational activities which will keep the PSU BSNL viable in the coming days. So let us prepare to make the "MAHAJATI" convention a grand success. The leaders who were present in the meeting are Com Dilip Saha, P.K. Roy (SNEA), Swapan Bose, Tridip Chattopadhyyay, Prasun mukherjee, Subhasis Mitra(AIBSNLEA), Ranjit Das, Salil Bose, sekhar majumder, Krishnendu Naskar (NFTE-BSNL) D.K.Sahoo (AIGEOA), Narayan Saha(NUBSNLW-FNTO), Animesh Mitra, Saibal Sengupta, Asis Das, Biplab Das (BSNLEU).
<<Decisions taken in the meeting>>
A meeting was held at the Conference Room ,Telephone Bhavan ,3rd floor on 28.08.2013 to discuss mainly on the development plans of CTD for the year 2013-14 and present status of CTD etc. All Sr. GMs / GMs ,CE ( electrical ) , CE ( civil ) ,PGM ( HQ ) , CGM/ CTD and representatives from service associatons/Unions attended the meeting . On behalf of our associations State Secretary, AGS /CHQ Com. Sankar Sanyal, Organizing Secretary / CTD and Asstt. Secretary /CTD attended the meeting. CGM made a powerpoint presentation on the implementation of NGN in CTD in this year with a capacity of 55K for replacement of 10 EWSD exchanges in different areas , planning of installation of 146 BTS under phase - VII scheme in CTD which cover 292 towers for 2G and 3G moibile service in the some portion of Howrah , Central area , Bidhannagar area . It is also learnt that though there is a customer base of 22 lakhs in mobile sector in CTD, only 9 lakhs customers are active who regularly recharges their mobile . It is a great concern in CTD that day by day mobile revunue is decreasing. CGM appealled to all to work hard to restore the faults of BTS to provide better mobile service to our customers. In the landline and broadband area , CTD could not fulfill the benchmark criteria of TRAI related to fault repairing within one day and three days , provisioning of landline and broadband connection . Growth and revenue from landline and broadband services are also declining . In the year 2012-13, GSM revenue earned 7.2% less than the previous year whereas Assam and Odisha Circles earned more than the previous years . In 1st qtr. of 2013-14 , CTD earned the above revenue 8.3% less than the previous year whereas Assam and Odisha Circles earned more than CTD. But only in the case of EB-I , CTD acheived 157 crores in 2012-13 where the target was 150 crores. In the year 2012-13 , CTD received Rs 1080 crores from Corporate Office but remitted Rs 805 crores only and received Rs 329.53 crores and remitted Rs 267.5 crores upto July 2013. .State Secretary suggested some proposals for the develpoments of CTD in different services which was aprreciated by CGM / CTD.
The proposal for amendment of BSNLMS RR 2009 to abolish Adhoc promotions in STS cadre by keeping 1000 STS posts for MTs approved by the competent authority. The proposal will be placed before the Management Committee and then BSNL Board.
State Secretary, State President and AGS/CHQ met CGM/CTD today and had discussion mainly on the issue of LICE for JTO recruitment of CTD. We request CGM/CTD for holding another LICE within 4 to 6 months time as on specific issue of CTD where none of the candidates passed the LICE. CGM/CTD assured to take necessary measures in this regard at the earliest possible time.
proposal for amendment of BSNLMS RR 2009 is moved for the approval of competent
authority. It is proposed to abolish Adhoc promotions in STS cadre by keeping
1000 STS posts for MTs. After the approval, the proposal will be placed
before the Management Committee and then BSNL Board.
In the meeting with CMD on 20.08.2013, CMD assured us that all the STS posts will be filled on regular basis keeping 1000 STS posts for MTs and adhocism will be abolished.
GS writes to CMD for an urgent meeting to discuss long pending unresolved issues whose non resolution has evoked strong and widespread resentment and agitation among the members of our Association throughout country.
a) Standard pay scales of E2, E3, etc for JTO/JAOs, SDE/AOs etc upto Selection Grade JAG replacing the pre-revised scale of E1A, E2A etc. JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 face huge difference in pay with respect to JTO/JAOs recruited prior to 01.01.2007 who got 30% fitment with 78.2% IDA neutralization.
b) Time Bound Functional promotion from JTO/JAO to Selection Grade JAG clearly specified in the terms and conditions of absorption in BSNL after negotiated settlement with this Association at the time of absorption. First Time Bound promotion uniformly after 4 years since 01.10.2000 for all the Executives.
c) 30% superannuation benefit to the BSNL recruited employees as per the agreement between Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations and BSNL Mgt on 12.06.2012.
d) Promotion from JTO to SDE under 67% quota for the vacancy years 2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 (as on today) considering the huge stagnation in the cadre of JTOs. Notification and holding of LDCE from JTO to SDE against 33% quota for the vacancy years 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13.
e) Filling up of 80% of STS posts on regular basis in all streams to end unwarranted adhocism - Appropriate amendment in BSNL MS RRs. Action to fill up the remaining DGM posts.
f) Settlement of EPF related issues like option for "Maximum pension" instead of "Minimum pension" and Centralised EPF payment etc.
g) Settlement of long pending pay anomalies like
ii) Pay protection for the increments drawn during officiating promotion till the implementation of TBP policy and Senior drawing less pay than Junior after promotions and
iii) DNI option on Adhoc promotions from a lower scale to a higher scale.
h) Immediate recruitment of MTs from among Intl candidates till the implementation of Time Bound Functional promotion.
Meeting with GM(Estt): GS, President and AGS Com Arvind Dahiya met Sri R. K. Goyal, GM(Estt) on 16.08.13 and held discussions on standard E2, E3 etc pay scales for JTO/JAOs, SDE/AOs etc upto SGJAG and LICE to JTO under 35% and 15% quota, regularization of officiating JTOs etc.
Assn held discussions on implementation of standard pay scales from E2, E3 to E7 for all the Executives from JTO/JAO to SGJAG. The standard pay scale has to be implemented as per the direction of Govt/DPE. Non finalization of the pay scales demoralised the entire JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007. The TBP policy also not able to implement properly since pay scale of SDE/AO grade was not finalised. In the present situation, BSNL may approach the 3rd PRC without a pay scale which will create an anomalous situation. GM(E) assured further discussions on the issue after GM(EF) resume duty.
LICE for JTO rect, GM(E) informed that the LICE result will be
declared at the earliest and immediately after that the training also will be
started. On specific issue of Kolkatta TD where none of the candidates passed
the LICE, GM(E) informed that the Circle can hold another LICE within 4 to 6
months time. We requested to expedite the declaration of results as it will give
big relief to BSNL considering the large no of unfilled JTO vacancies. Further
it will motivate large no of TTAs aspiring promotion to JTO cadre.
State Conference of West Bengal State Branch:-
The XXIV State Conference of West Bengal State Branch was held at Kolkata from 06th to 08th August, 2013. On 6th August 2013, Pre Conference and on 7th August 2013 , Open Session were held at CTO TI Hall, Kolkata. Delegate session was held on 7th & 8th August 2013 at R.N.Mukherjee Hall, The Institution Of Engineers ( India ), 8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata- 20. GS, CHQ President, AGS Com Sankar Sanyal and Jt Sec(East) Com Ramesh Kumar addressed the delegate session and explained the active role of the Association in resolving the issues related to the Executives since 1986, through continuous struggle:
a) JE cadre was upgraded from 1400-2300 scale to 1640-2900 scale with change of designation as JTO through a Union Cabinet decision.
b) in 1990, through joint struggle, for first time in the history of any Central Govt. dept, time bound promotion (financial upgradation) concept was introduced in DoT by which JTOs and SDEs started getting lateral advancements after 12 years, again a cabinet decision.
c) in 1996 through Vth CPC, JTO pay scale was again upgraded from 5500- 9000 to 6500-10500 scale and cadre was also elevated from Group C to Group B gazetted which ensured that, at the time of BSNL formation, all the JTOs are absorbed as Executives instead of Non Executives.
d) In 2002, SNEA(I) rejected absorption without Terms and Conditions while it was acceptable to all other Assns and Non Executives.
e) SNEA(I) alone through struggle demanded the Terms and conditions of absorption and succeeded in getting Pay Scale, Time bound promotions and Fitment formula.
f) SNEA(I) defeated the management decision to absorb JTO, SDE in the pay scale of E1, E2 at the time of absorption .
g) SNEA(I) ensured employers EPF contribution is at the rate of 13.5 % of current Basic + IDA instead of maximum ceiling of Rs 6500 irrespective of basic. From 2001 to 2005, the EPF contribution was a fixed amount of Rs 780 (12% of Rs 6500) for all the Executives irrespective of the emoluments. This benefitted the Non Executives (TTAs) also.
h) SNEA(I) compelled the management to extent the 30 % fitment benefit to all JTOs recruited in 2005 irrespective of the date of joining i.e after 1.1.2007.
i) SNEA(I) demanded standard E2, E3 etc pay scales in place of E1A and E2A and continuously struggled for that since 2009. SNEA(I) ensured the unity of all the Executives in the struggle from 2012 in the banner of United Forum for the larger interest of the cadre. The issue has to be resolved in the shortest time as promised by the Management recently through a positive recommendation from the joint committee. We cannot have any compromise on this basic issue as accepting any number of increments in E1 scale will be suicidal for the cadre. Then in 3rd PRC, JTO/JAOs, SDE/AOs will be automatically placed in E1, E2 scale respectively? It is not at all acceptable to us.
j) The Time Bound Functional promotion, the agreement between SNEA(I) (erstwhile TEOA) was reached with BSNL Mgt in 2002 and became part of the terms and conditions for absorption in BSNL to be implemented at the earliest. This is nothing but CPSU cadre hierarchy. The joint committee deliberations should be expedited for the smooth implementation of functional promotions on a time bound basis.
k) SNEA(I) compelled the management to grant 5 additional increments to JTOs/JAOs of 2007 and 2008 batch and those who joined after 2007 to overcome the pay loss till finalization of revised pay scale of E2 and E3 in place of E1A and E2A.
l) SNEA(I) took leading role in mobilising the Executives and Non Executives for the implementation of 78.2% IDA fitment, 30% superannuation benefit and Child Care Leave. Orders on 78.2% and CCL have already been issued. The committee constituted for 30% superannuation benefit submitted its reports and Assn is trying to mobilise the opinion of all the Unions/Assns to have maximum contribution from BSNL side.
Further SNEA(I) is focussing on the revival of BSNL our beloved company. This is also equally or more important than resolution of cadre issues since company is our bread and butter. Resolution of the cadre issues does not have any meaning unless and until BSNL is having the money to pay. SNEA(I) is really concerned about the future of the seniors and more concerned about the young recruits who are having 20 to 30 years service to go. If we are forgetting the financial health of the company and focussing on cadre issues alone, we are doing a big mistake. When others are silent on these most important issue, we had taken a leading role to raise and focus on issues of viability of BSNL.
The open session was held on 07th August, 2013 and more than 350 comrades attended the open session. GS, CHQ President, Shri Salil Kumar Bhaduri, CGM/WBTC, Shri Gautam Chakravarty, CGM/CTD, Shri S Rajhans CGM/TS & TF, several GMs of CTD & West Bengal Telecom Circle and Com. Prasun Mukherjee,C/S of AIBSNLEA(CTD) & Com.Saibal Sengupta, C/S of BSNLEU (CTD) and other trade Union Leaders attended and addressed the open session.
list of newly elected State Office Bearers & CWC members is appended below
PRESIDENT : Com. Tapas Ghosh
Com. Mihir Bose
Mrinal Kanti Das
Com. Dilip Saha
Com. Bidyut Kumar Ghosh
SECRETARY (CTD) : Com. Aparesh
SECRETARY (S/ Bengal) : Com. Srikanta Awon
SECRETARY (N/ Bengal) : Com. Samiran Sarkar
SECRETARY ( CTD )
: Com. Saumyendranath Ghosh
SECRETARY ( WBTC & ETP) :Com. Pradip Kumar Roy
SECRETARY (ITPC,ETR,TERM Cell) : Com. Sumanta Bose
SECRETARY (CIVIL) :
Com. Santanu Chakraborty
SECRETARY (ELECTRICAL) : Com. Subrata Kr. Dutta
SECRETARY (TF, TS,Insp. Circle & QA ):Com. Manik Ranjan Bhuiya
MEMBER : Com. Tapas Ghosh
Com. Bipulnandan Chakraborty
: Com. Nirmal Kumar SarkarView Glimpse of Photos.
In view of an emergent meeting called by Dir EB, BSNLCO for CGMs of Eastern Zone, to be held on 5th and 6th of August 2013 at Patna, SNEA(India) WB State Branch decided to reschedule the Open Session of XXIV State Conference from 6th of Aug to 7th of August 2013 at 4 pm at TI Hall CTO/Kolkata. We are compelled to refix the date as none of the CGMs will be available on 6th of Aug 2013. We requested CHQ to take up the request to Dir EB to see if the meeting of the CGMs could be deferred. CHQ informed of Dir EB's inability to defer the meeting as the same already got deferred twice on earlier occasions
All delegates & delegate observers are informed to be present in 2nd half of 6th of August at TI Hall/CTO Building to have discussions on state secretaries and treasurer's report.
On 7th of Aug 2013, we will assemble at The Institution of Engineers, Gokhale Road Kolkata as already mentioned in conference notification. After lunch, all delegates, observers and guests are to move to CTO Hall for Open Session.
On 8th of August 2013, the delegate session will continue as was scheduled in the notification at The Institution of Engineers' Gokhale Road, Kolkata.
All Zonal Secretaries are requested to ensure the information reaches to all members of their respective zones, especially in regard to to Open Session.
State Body regrets inconvinience, if any caused to all members/delegates/observers/invitees and distinguished guests.
A meeting of United Forum of Unions and Associations of CTD was held on 26.06.13 at RJCM room of BSNLEU to discuss how to improve the activity of each and every employee of CTD for development as well as customer satisfaction. It is discussed in the meeting that all employees of CTD should be punctual in respect of attendance and more efforts to be extended to satisfy the customers. The appeal of Forum to all employees is to maintain utmost discipline at every level. All constituent Associations & Unions, present in the meeting assured to take appropriate measures in this regard in the next meeting after discussing at the concerned forums in the respective Associations & Unions. On behalf of our association State President and Asstt. Secy./CTD attended the meeting . All state office bearers , CWC members , Zonal Secretaries and activists are requested to motivate our comrades for development of CTD.
Development meeting called by CGM/WBTC was held at Ballygunge Place Conference Room on 25.06.2013 from 11am to 7.30pm . CGM/WBTC invited all registered Associations and Unions of Executives & non executives of WBTC to attend the meeting . On behalf of our Association State Secretary ,State President and VP ( Com. M.K.Das ) attended the meeting .CGM and most of the SSA Heads and GMs posted at Circle office attended the meeting on behalf of management .Mr. B.Pal ,Sr. GM/CMTS made detailed deliberation on the present status of CM & CFA wing in WBTC in respect of revenue ,expenditure and working pattern and he also suggested what to do for revenue growth as well as improvement of work culture . Our representatives expressed our views on the above matters. It was decided in the meeting after through discussion separate vertical with sufficient number of manpower irrespective of cadre to be made on priority in respect of revenue earning in the CM sector ( mobile and BTS mtce.)and maximum importance to be extended forming specialized teams for mtce .of Leased Lines , MPLS VPN ckts,Broad Band under CFA as well as Transmission mtce. All SSA Heads are instructed to submit the reports within 15th July ,2013 on manpower distribution exclusively for the said verticals. All SSA Heads were also requested to send the fund requisition regarding power modules repairing and related matters with special importance so that they may get the fund immediately mainly for BTS and exchange equipments mtce. It was also decided in the meeting that downtime should be less than 2 hours per month for about 600 BTSs, earning revenue Rs. 3000/- to Rs 15000/- per day out of about 2400+ 2G BTSs in WBTC, and for the left out BTSs downtime should be less than 6 hours per month. All Zonal Secretaries in WBTC are requested to take leading role in this regard for formation of above mentioned separate verticals specially in CM, Transmission in each and every SSA for revival of WBTC.
With profound sorrow we condole the sad untimely and unexpected demise of our beloved Com. SAMAR MUKHERJEE, SDE(Welfare & Legal)/ Siliguri SSA belonging to Siliguri Zone on 23.06.2013. We all together convey our condolence to the members of the bereaved family. May his departed soul rest in peace.
State Secretary and State President met GM (HR & Admin)/CTD today and had a detailed discussion on (i) look after arrangement in different executive cadres in CTD, (ii) Executives of CTD facing the issues related to contractual labours and other issues.
State Secretary, State President, Vice President (Com.M.K.Das) and Asstt. Secy./Circle met today CGM/WBTC & GM HR & Admin)/WBTC and held a detailed discussion on some HR issues specially (i) immediate issuance of SDE look after arrangement, (ii) anomalies in the recently issued look after arrangement orders in the cadre of AGM/DGM etc.
A meeting of United Forum of Unions and Associations of CTD was held today at RJCM room of BSNLEU to discuss the developmental activities in different fields in respect of revenue growth for CTD specially after issuance of the 78.2% IDA merger order from CO as assured to management by the Forum/CHQ and other issues . On behalf of our association State Secretary and State President attended the meeting . All state office bearers , CWC members , Zonal Secretaries and members are requested to motivate our comrades for development of CTD.
State Secretary, State President & Asstt. Secy./Circle met Chief Engineer/Electrical today to discuss the following issues:- (i) Extension of incremental benefit of Direct recruited JTOs joined in electrical wing in CTD, (ii) Anomalies in the transfer orders, issued recently, (iii) Maintenance of BTSs to be properly done by the vendors, (iv) Proper supervision on AMC in respect of cooling of switch rooms etc.
As per decision of Special State Executive Commitee Meeting, held on 20.04.2013 at CTO hall the ensuing XXIV State Conference will be held on and from 6th to 8th August,2013 at TI Hall CTO, Kolkata ( Pre-State Conference at 11:00 Hrs. & Open Session at 16:00 Hrs. on 06.08.13 ) and at INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERS’ INDIA / SIR R.N.MUKHERJEE HALL ,Kolkata ( session for the Representative Council on and from 7th to 8th August, 2013 ) and in the meeting one reception committee and food committee are also formed for the said conference and details of the Committees are put on this web-site on 22.04.2013.
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All office bearers and acivists are requested to make the Organizational programme on 5th June and indefinite strike from 12th June a monumental success
A meeting of United Forum of Unions and Associations of WBTC/ETR/ ETP /TS/TF was held today at CTO building to discuss for holding the agitational programme related to merger of 78.2% IDA and other issues . On behalf of our association State President and Astt. Secretary / Circle attended the meeting . It was decided in the meeting that demonstration on 22.05.2013 will be observed at every SSA and Circle Office at lunch hour and dharna on 05.06.2013 will be observed at SSA and Circle Office from 12 p.m. Indefinite strike from 12.06.2013 will also be observed at the call of CHQ on the said issues. All state office bearers , CWC members , Zonal Secretaries and members are requested to participate the programme to make it a grand success .
A meeting was held at ETR , Telephone Bhavan at 6th floor today to discuss the different problems faced by the executives working in ETR . State President , State secretary, Zonal President / Central City , Zonal Secretary / Central City , Zonal Treasurer / Central City and almost all the members of ETR, working at Kolkata attended the Meeting. A detailed discussion took place related to the problems to be solved .SHQ assured to discuss and persue the said issues with administration to resolve at the earliest possible time.
A meeting of United Forum of Unions and Associations of CTD was held on 15.05.2013 at Union office of BSNLEU to discuss for holding the agitational programme related to merger of 78.2% IDA and other issues . On behalf of our association Org.Secretary / CTD attended the meeting . It was decided in the meeting that demonstration on 22.05.2013 will be observed at each and every Telephone Exchange building of CTD at lunch hour and dharna on 05.06.2013 will be observed centrally at Telephone Bhavan from 1 p.m. Indefinite strike from 12.06.2013 will also be observed at the call of CHQ on the said issues. All state office bearers , CWC members , Zonal Secretaries and members are requested to participate the programme to make it a grand success .
Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations submited memorandum to the Group of Ministers (GoM) for revival of BSNL & MTNL: The measures to be taken for revival and revitalisation of BSNL and MTNL, the strategic Telecom PSUs to protect the interest of the Telecom Industry as well as that of the public.Memorandum submitted by Forum to GoM
Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations taken decision to go for Indefinite strike w.e.f 12.06.2013, demanding immediate settlement of 78.2% IDA merger.
The meeting of the Forum, which took place today the 09-05-2013, has taken the historic decision to go on indefinite strike, demanding the immediate settlement of 78.2% IDA merger. After the agreement on 12.06.2012, eleven months passed and the Associations/Unions were pursuing the issue at all levels. The issue of 78.2% IDA merger was sent to DoT for its approval. However, DoT, instead of giving its approval, has referred the matter to the BRPSE (Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises). This is nothing but putting 78.2% IDA merger in the cold storage.
After discussing the issue threadbare, the Forum has decided to give call for the following agitational programmes. The meeting was attended by Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri (Convener) com. P. Abhimanyu, GS/BSNLEU, Com. C. Singh, GS/NFTE, Com. K. Sebastin, GS/SNEA(I), Com. Prahalad Rai, GS/AIBSNLEA, Com. Jayaprakash, GS/FNTO, Com. Suresh Kumar, GS/BSNLMS, and Com. S. P. Sharma, President/WRU. Forum given sufficient time for the BSNL Management and DoT to settle the issue.
day special State Executive Committee Meeting was held on 20.04.2013 at CTO
Hall . Almost all State Executives , State Office Bearers and CWC members
attended the said meeting and participated
in discussion on the issues under agenda. All State Executives ,State Office
Bearers , CWC members and Zonal Secretaries
donated towards legal fund as per directive of CHQ . All
members are requested to donate towards legal fund as per directive of CHQ
to State Treasurer or Zonal Treasurers.
members are requested to donate towards legal fund as per directive of CHQ
to State Treasurer or Zonal Treasurers.
issues and HR issues were discussed in detail and the meeting took some
vital decisions on the said issues for the growth of CTD & WBTC. It is
decided in the meeting the ensuing State Conference will be held on any
suitable dates in the 1st week of August 2013 at Kolkata and one
reception committee and food committee are also formed for the said
Convener – Com. Bidyut Ghosh
State Treasurer , Com. Srikanta Awon
Astt. State Secretary /WBTC.
–Com. A. K. Ghoshal Org. Secy / CTD, Com. M.K.Das Vice President /SHQ, Com.
Mihir Bose CWC member,Com. S.N.Ghosh Astt. Secy /CTD, Com.
Nirmal Sarkar Z/S Central City Zone , Com. Biswajit Basu Z/S South Zone,
Com.Achin Basu Z/S North Suburban Zone , Com. Prasanta Roy Z/s North East Zone,
Com. P.K.Ghosh Z/S Srirampur Zone, Com. Ketan Hazra Z/S Howrah Zone , com
Joyanta Mitra Z/S central North Zone ,Com. M. K. Mahajan Z/S Central South Zone.
Com.A. K. Ghoshal Org. Secy / CTD , Com. P.K.Roy President /Central South
Member -- Com. Bidyut Ghosh State Treasurer, Com. Mihir Bose CWC member, Com. Srikanta Awon Astt. State Secretary /WBTC. ,Com. S.N.Ghosh Astt. Secy /CTD, Com. Nirmal Sarkar Z/S Central City Zone , Com. Biswajit Basu Z/S South Zone, Com.Achin Basu Z/S North Suburban Zone , Com. Prasanta Roy Z/s North East Zone, Com. P.K.Ghosh Z/S Srirampur Zone, Com. Ketan Hazra Z/S Howrah Zone , com Joyanta Mitra Z/S central North Zone ,Com. M. K. Mahajan Z/S Central South Zone.
State President, Org. Secy./CTD and CWC member(Com. M.Bose) met GM(HR & Admin)/CTD on 12.04.2013 and had discussion mainly on acute crisis of man-power, specially in Howrah Area & Transmission unit. We requested GM(HR & Admin)/CTD to post more man-power in the said fields when ever available and not to transfer any one from these units. GM assured to take necessary actions in this regard.
State Secretary, AGS/CHQ and Asstt. Secy./Circle met CGM/ETP on 12.04.2013 and had discussion mainly on (i) Release of the Executives whose transfer orders are already issued. CGM/ETP assured to take necessary actions in this regard, (ii) Implementation of look after arrangement in the SDE/DE/DGM cadre and other issues.
General body meeting of NS Zone was held at Barrackpore Exchange Building on 10.04.2013 at 5 PM and most of our beloved members of NS Zone attended the meeting.Detailed discussion took place on the issues specially on Contractual labour problem, renewal of JTO officiating, look after arrangement in the SDE/DE/DGM cadre and viability of BSNL in the days to come. On behalf of SHQ/CHQ State Secretary, Org. Secy./CTD and AGS/CHQ attended and addressed the meeting & assured the members to take appropriate actions on behalf of SHQ to resolve all the issues, discussed. Zonal Secretary also addressed the house on zonal activities and issues to be pursued by SHQ.
State President and Asstt. Secy./CTD met GM(HR & Admin)/CTD on 09.04.2013 and had discussion mainly on (i) contractual labour problem prevailing in CTD in the field areas. GM(HR & Admin)/CTD assured to take necessary actions in this regard, (ii) renewal of the left out cases of JTO officiating and other issues.
General body meeting of Sreerampore Zone was held at Uttarpara Exchange Building on 06.04.2013 at 5 PM and most of our beloved members of Sreerampore Zone attended the meeting to exchange their views on recent issues regarding HR policies, Contractual labour- working in CDT as well as viability of BSNL. Detailed discussion took place on the said issues specially on Contractual labour problem, renewal of JTO officiating, look after arrangement in the SDE/DE/DGM cadre and viability of BSNL in the days to come. On behalf of SHQ State President, Org. Secy./CTD and Asstt. Secy./CTD attended and took part in discussion assuring the members to take appropriate actions on behalf of SHQ to resolve all the issues, discussed. Zonal Secretary also addressed the house on zonal activities and issues to be pursued by SHQ.
South Zone organized general body meeting for our beloved members of South Zone at Russa Exchange Building on 03.04.2013 at 5 PM to exchange our views on recent issues regarding HR policies as well as viability of BSNL. On behalf of SHQ State Secretary, Vice President (Com.T.Dutta), Org. Secy./CTD and Asstt. Secy./CTD attended and addressed the meeting on recent CHQ & SHQ developments.Zonal Secretary also addressed the house on zonal activities and issues to be pursued by SHQ.
Looking after arrangements by executives availing higher pay scales of pay-proviso and clarification thereof by BSNL Corporate office........ All our suggestions included.
Undersea cable cut to slow down internet for India, Pakistan, Egypt and other countries for upto 30 days....The damage to this major data pipe with reportedly two others have cause severe degradation for users in India, especially for customers of BSNL, MTNL, Bharti Airtel and Tata and are supposed to be disrupted for the next 20-30 days........BSNL executives said the company is diverting its traffic on other cables linking India with Europe and the US, but speeds are still terribly slow........View Media Report.
May your days to come be filled with happiness, friendship, love & all other motivations you want to paint your life. We convey our heartfelt thank to you for your dedication & congratulate you on your retirement.
Centralized payment of EPF subscription:
As reported earlier, the high level committee met on 15.03.2013 and discussed the issue in detail. This meeting was decided by DIR(HR) and DIR(F) to sort out this crucial issue as SNEA(I) taken up the matter with both DIR(HR) and DIR(F) in the CWC meeting at Chennai on 07th & 08th Jan’13. This was a follow up action on our demand for centralised EPF payment.
In the meeting very positive decision has been taken to work out the modalities for centralised payment of EPF subscription. Meanwhile DIR(HR) directed GM(CA) and GM(Estt) to visit EPF office and have further discussions with the EPF authorities and ascertain the possibility of unique EPF account for each one of the employees. If it is not feasible, then BSNL decided to go for Centralised payment. This is a very positive development as this issue is lingering on for a few years. Yesterday GS and President met GM(CA) and held further discussions on this issue
SNEA(I) is pursuing this issue since the CWC meeting.
Secretary, State President,AGS/CHQ and Org, SEcy./CTD met today
CGM/CTD along with GM(HR & Admin)/CTD and held a detailed discussion on some HR issues:-
report/ACR for the eligible JTOs , working in CTD for JTO to SDE promotion under
seniority/LDCE quota still not received from KOL TD for which the
said DPC is badly delayed. We requested CGM/CTD to take necessary action
for sending assessment report/ACR to Corporate Office at earliest possible time.
CGM/CTD assured to do needful, (ii) Some
of the major anomalies and practical difficulties in the order,
recently issued on withdrawal
arrangement and interim introduction of looking after arrangement to meet “temporary
shortages in the grades/posts of SDE/DE/DGM “
vide no: 412-13/ 2013-Pers I (I) dated 22.03.2013.
Office bearers of both the Executive Associations, SNEA(I)/WB State Branch and AIBSNLEA/WB Circle met CGM/WBTC on 23.03.2013 in his chamber and held discussion on the unwanted incident happened with CS/CTO due to his impatient & improper attitude towards the officials who came for discussion. We expressed our strong resentment to CGM/WBTC on this matter and requested him to take necessary action. On behalf of our association State Secretary, State President, Asstt. Secy./Circle & AGS/CHQ were present in the meeting.
CGM/CTD expressed his desire to meet the office bearers of all the Executive & Non-Executive Associations and Unions of CTD on 21.03.2013 at the conference hall, 3rd floor, Telephone Bhavan after his new assignment as CGM/CTD on 01.03.2013.CGM/CTD delivered his welcome speech as well as highlighted what to be done by all the employees of CTD to make CTD as a positive revenue growth circle in the days to come in respect of previous financial years. On behalf of our association State Secretary, State President, Asstt. Secy./CTD and AGS/CHQ attended the meeting and expressed our views in this regard.
State Secretary, State President and Zonal President of Central South Zone met Principal Chief Engineer/Civil on 20.03.2013 and had a detailed discussion on some HR issues and also apprised Pr.CE that some EEs issued orders to some JTOs to look after CSDs in addition his CSD which is completely against the norms. We requested Pr.CE to take necessary efforts in this regard.
As per the decision of State office bearers meeting, held on 15.03.2013,it is decided in the meeting that a special one day State Executives' Committee meeting will be held at CTO hall, Kolkata on 20th April'2013.All State office bearers, CWC members, Zonal Secretaries & State Executives are requested to attend the said SEC meet.
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State office bearers' meeting along with kolkata based Zonal Secretaries and Zonal Presidents was held on 15.03.2013 at RJCM room AT Telephone Bhavan and agenda of discussion was:-
i) Reporting on CWC, Held on 7th & 8th January'2013 at Chennai,
(ii) CHQ Legal fund donation as decided in the CWC meeting at Chennai. All State office bearers, CWC members, Zonal Secretaries, Zonal office bearers and activists are requested to take organizational efforts for collecting Rs. 200/- from each of our beloved members.
(iii) Discussion on ensuing State Conference. It is decided in the meeting that a special one day State Executives' Committee meeting will be held at CTO hall, Kolkata on 20th April'2013 to discuss issues on recent CHQ & SHQ developments as well as to decide date, venue & other matters for ensuing State Conference. Notice of the one day SEC meet will be issued soon and all State office bearers, CWC members, Zonal Secretaries & State Executives are requested to attend the said SEC meet. In this regard, all Zonal Secretaries are requested to clear i) membership quota upto month of March'2013,ii) to deposit the donation of Rs. 200/- per member for CHQ Legal Fund and iii)to deposit the cost of SNEA(I) Diary 2012( if due) & 2013.
(iv) Discussion on DPC for promotion from JTO to SDE, SDE to DE, DE to DGM etc.
(v) Discussion on Civil, Electrical and TF issues and
CGM/CTD invited all the Executive Associations of CTD on 15.03.2013 at his chamber to discuss the efforts to be taken on present situation prevailing in CTD for delayed wage payment of the contractual labours working in CTD. On behalf of our association State Secretary, State President and AGS/CHQ attended the meeting and expressed our views in this regard.
State Secretary, State president, AGS/CHQ and Zonal Secretary/Central City Zone met Chief Engineer,Electrical on 14.03.2013 and had an effective discussion on the following issues :- (i) Energy saving as well as the appropriate measures to be taken for power plant maintenance, (ii) Prayer transfer cases, (iii) Increment held up cases of Direct Recruit JTOs and other issues. We requested Chief Engineer,Electrical to take necessary actions so that the members of Late Diganta Banerjee, Ex.JTO/Elec. may get all the claims as early as possible. Chief Engineer,Electrical assured to do needful in this regard. In this context, it may be mentioned that wife of Late Diganta Banerjee, Ex.JTO/Elec. already got the CHQ welfare grant of Rs.1,00,000/-(One Lakh) from our association.
Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations/West Bengal State (Including CTD, WBTC, ETr, ETP, TS, TF ) met on today at CTO Building Union room and had elaborate discussions and review of the issues relating to growth and viability of BSNL, merger of 78.2% IDA etc. and discussions also took place on ensuing trade union programme on 78.2% IDA merger issue. It is unanimously decided to observe following programmes:-
Lunch hour demonstration at CGM / SSA level on 11th Feb-2013.
Dharna on 14th Feb-2013 at CGM / SSA Hqs. instead of 15th Feb-2013 as because 15 th Feb- 2013 is TH in West Bengal on account of Saraswati Puja.
Our activists / office bearers and base level members throughout the West Bengal should start close coordination with other affiliates of the United forum and make elaborate preparation and extensive mobilization to make the programs total success and thereby totally defeat and expose diabolical designs of vested interests in DOT to deprive us of one of our most legitimate and just demands.
Other important decisions taken by the Central Working Committee meeting of SNEA(I) held at Chennai on 7th and 8th of Jan 2013.
Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations met on 24th Jan.,13 and had elaborate discussions and review of the issues relating to growth and viability of BSNL. Deliberate delay in settlement of merger of 78.2% IDA by DOT despite negotiated settlement with BSNL Management more than seven months before and its approval by the BSNL/Board was a matter of serious concern and discussions.
After extensive discussions and exchange of views on the issue of abnormal and deliberate delay in implementation of negotiated settlement on merger of 78.2% IDA by vested interests in DOT, it was unanimously decided to observe following programmes.
· Savingram campaign from 28th Jan to 30th Jan by SSAs / Circles. Text of the saving gram is: “Immediate implementation of the agreement on merger of 78.2% IDA”. The saving gram will be addressed to Secy/DOT, with copies to MOC & IT and CMD / BSNL.Lunch hour demonstration at CGM / SSA level on 11th Feb-2013.
In case no action is initiated by DOT towards implementation of negotiated settlement on merger of 78.2% IDA, notice for indefinite strike would be served thereafter.
NewDelhi delivered an important judgement in
Management Trainee RR case filed by the Association