Last updated on 21 SEP 21

 

21 SEP 21: DGM HR Mumbai issued transfer order of Mrs. V. V. Pimparkar, SDE Pune to Ahmednagar as per her own cost Request Ahmednagar SSA having shortage of executives and her name was missed in transfer orders from Excess to Shortage SSAs.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

21 SEP 21: DGM HR Mumbai calls for information on pending JAO induction training of Departmental/Direct recruitees for Phase I, II and III training and information is to be sent by 24/09/2021 by email on jtoesttmh@gmail.com.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

21 SEP 21: DGM CA BSNL CO issued orders for relaxation in 60 days restriction  for limited period i.e. from 20/09/2021 to 27/09/2021. Letter <<<>>> 

 

17 SEP 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued orders for posting IFAs at different BAs and Circle Office Mumbai wherein all are given posting as it is where it is basis  Letter <<<>>>

·        Earlier while giving responsibility of IFAs, the AOs were given posting as DGM and now all IFAs are given posting as CAO on where it is as it basis.

·        It has been reported that someone has complained that AOs in Maharashtra Circle are directed promoted as DGMs and hence all are now given responsibility as CAO.

·        Out of 18 AOs given responsibility as IFA, 17 AOs are given responsibility as CAO and only one AO is given responsibility as DGM.

·        If it was matter of complaint about giving posting to AOs as DGMs, then no one should be given AO to DGM LA and all should be given IFA responsibility as CAO, but here on pick and choose basis only one AO is given responsibility of IFA in DGM cadre, which is nothing but favoritism to on individual for known reasons.

·        Recently on 31/08/2021, DGM Legal Mumbai has called for willingness from AO in Pay Scale of E3/E4 for the post as DGM Finance Planning at Circle Office Mumbai, but same also not given consideration in this order even though options are received for same. Calling options <<<>>>

·        This shows that calling options for post of DGM Fin Plg Mumbai was unwanted action on part of DGM Legal Mumbai as there was no post of DGM Fin Plg Vacant and the requirement was of CAO level officer. 

·        Nowadays, officers in Staff Section dares to violate rules as if they are not bothered about rule and guidelines or equal HR approach to all, but bothered about directions given by someone to do something regardless of guidelines on the subject.

·        It is natural if rule is to be violated for giving DGM post to one AO, then it can be violated for all other AOs and all are equally given either CAO or DGM LA but not as done now.

·        It was also not matter of concern if only senior most AO is given responsibility as DGM, but here many seniors will work as CAO and junior will work as DGM.

·       SNEA MH will take up matter for equal treatment for all AOs and following equal criteria for giving higher responsibility to all IFAs in DGM Cadre or give it in CAO Cadre to all and this pick and choose criteria of giving DGM LA depriving others from powers and benefits of DGM post cannot be accepted.

 

17 SEP 21: GM Vig Mumbai endorsed BSNL CO letter for observation of Vigilance Awareness Week from 26/10/2021 to 01/11/2021 with request to SSA/BA Heads to organize activities accordingly.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

17 SEP 21: AD Admn C Mumbai issued orders for appointment of Shri. K.H. More, DGM Admn Mumbai as Grievance Redressal Officer for entire Maharashtra Circle who will take care of grievances of Persons with disabilities in BSNL.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

16 SEP 21: DGM HR Mumbai issued orders for change of section of Smt. Neetakumari Kunjbihari newly posted SDE EB to SDE S&M in Circle Office Mumbai.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

16 SEP 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued transfer order by posting incoming AGM/DE to Maharashtra Circle as substitute and thereby giving consideration to Own Cost Request of  Shri. V. C. Tandekar, TDM Bhandara and he is posted to Nagpur SSA as per his Own Cost request. Letter <<<>>> 

 

16 SEP 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued posting order of Shri. S. A. Bhore, AGM who has joined Maharashtra Circle from NCNGN Jabalpur and he is posted to Bhandara SSA. Letter <<<>>> 

 

16 SEP 21: DGM HR Mumbai endorsed BSNL CO Orders for JTO to SDE promotion order of Smt. Deepti Gupta, and she is posted as SDE EB Mumbai on as it is where it is basis. Letter <<<>>> 

 

16 SEP 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued orders giving consideration to change of SSA Request of two JAOs Shri. Shrujan Kumar, JAO Yavatmal under transfer to Circle Office and Shri. Dayaker Pulgam, JAO Wardha under transfer to Satara BA and now both are posted at Nanded BA as per their own cost request for change of SSA. Letter <<<>>> 

 

16 SEP 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued transfer order of Shri. S.P. Virkhare, SDE Buldhana to Amravati on medical grounds.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

16 SEP 21: DGM HR Mumbai issued order for relieving of SDEs under transfer from Maharashtra Circle to other Circles at won cost wherein request of Shri. Atul Kadam, SDE and ADS SNEA Pune for direct relieving to BBNW Circle at Benglore by cancellation of transfer order to Sindhudurg SSA.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

16 SEP 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued posting order AOs/JAOs who have joined Circle Office Mumbai on their transfer and majority of JAOs are posted to EB Unit. Letter <<<>>> 

·        Shri. Bhupedndra Singh then JAO Nagpur who has joined Maharashtra Circle after completion of deputation under Rule 9 from UPW Circle is posted at Circle Office Mumbai as per his request.

·        Shri. Sameer Chavan, JAO is posted as JAO HR in staff section and he will look into HR issues of Account Finance wing of then FC section.

·        It is important that the works of FC section were not taken care since VRS and then JAO FC has been posted to Admn/Estate section and there was dispute going on between the officers in Staff section and Finance section and no one was taking care of HR issues of Account wing.

·        SNEA MH has taken up these issues with GM Fin, DGM Fin, DGM Legal GM HR Admn and CGMT MH and every time stand was taken by DGM legal that the files are not officially handed over to his section by Account wing. But fact is that keys of the FC section are with Staff section and none of the issues of Account wing Officers were taken care except any special case and persuasion from higher level.

·        Due to this dispute, the important works like confirmation of JAOs who have completed Probation period of two years is also not given consideration.

·        Finally the efforts of SNEA MH in resolution of dispute between Staff and Account section was settled by CGMT MH and it was decided to spare one JAO by Finance wing for HR activities of Account wing under staff section.

·       Accordingly Shri. Samir Chavan, JAO is posted as JAO HR and he will take care of all HR activities of Account wing and executives in Account will not suffer further as happened for last one and half year and even the work of confirmation of JAOs will speed up. 

 

16 SEP 21: Dir HR BSNL Borad writes all Circle/Unit Heads for settlement of Terminal benefits of the deceased employees latest by 30/09/2021.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

16 SEP 21: GM Admin BSNL CO writes all Circle/Unit Heads for sending/forwarding pending BSNL Covid 19 cases to BSNL CO.   Letter <<<>>> 

 

16 SEP 21: AGM LM BSNL CO writes to CGMs of Core Network Transmission Circles for handing over the surplus land and Building to respective Telecom Circles.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

16 SEP 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued orders for ERP relieving of JEs under transfer vide different orders and not yet relieved by SSA/BA Head or controlling Officers.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

15 Sep 21: Meeting with Shri. Rohit Sharma CGM CNTxW Circle at Mumbai: Delegation of SNEA led by Shri. M.N. Kotambe, ACS SNEA MH and consisting Shri. Abhay Kesarkar, JS CE SNEA MH, Shri. I. A. Ansari, DS SNEA WTR Mumbai and Shri. M. S. Adasul, CS SNEA MH, had meeting with Shri. Rohit Sharma, CGMT CNTxW Mumbai on 04/09/2021 at 1715 hrs in his chamber and discussed different HR and development issues of CNTXW Circle. Shri. Prashant Takalikar, GM HQ CNTxW Circle was present in the meeting has shared his views on different issues as per directions of CGM CNTxW Circle.

At the very outset we have conveyed CGM CNTxW Circle for his special initiatives for giving steady and Stable OFC Network since his joining as CGM CNTxW Circle. We also conveyed thanks for initiatives taken by CNTxW Circle with firm assurances to executives transferred to Gujarat Circle for returning back on completion of two years and also for partial implementation of Rule 8 transfers in CNTxW Circle.

Thereafter we have lengthy discussions on different HR issues of executives in CNTxW Circle and also the issues related to Development and growth of BSNL in CNTxW Circle. The details of discussions are as follows. 

A.   HR issues :

1.     FTTH facilities to all Offices for effective working in digital era: We have drawn attention of CGM CNTxW Circle about the issues faced by the executives in CNTxW in carrying out office works in absence of non-availability of FTTH connections. The majority of works of these executives are depending on the speed of internet connectivity and the present BB connections provided are not sufficient to meet requirements in changed scenario and specially while working on e files and SAP, quality of speed matters. We requested to provide FTTH connections in all Offices up to JTO Level so that they can work efficiently. CGM CNTxW Circle agreed to our concern that speed matters in digital era, but added that the FTTH connections cannot be provided to all offices up to JTO Level till such guidelines are issued by BSNL CO. We have added that issue can be settled by one FTTH connection and it’s sharing via Wi-Fi /LAN network to other officers in the said office. CGM CNTxW Circle was of the opinion that even there are no orders for provision of FTTH Connections up to DGM Level and now only GMs are eligible for office FTTH Connections. We have brought to his notice that in Maharashtra Circle DGMs are allotted FTTH Office connections recently and same can be followed in CNTXW Circle. CGM informed us to share the copy of the order but insisted that as policy matter, the association should take up matter with BSNL Corporate Office for provision of FTTH Office Connections in place of BB connections being provided as on today. He added that he has no issue in provision of FTTH connections once guidelines are issued by BSNL CO. We requested to make possible efforts to provide LAN/BB Connectivity in all offices of CNTxW Circle and he assured it is provided in all offices and if not stable connectivity will be provided to all offices for smooth working of SAP, e files and all other works depending on connectivity.    

2.     Consideration of AGM/DE LA as per Circle seniority: We have narrated that in DE LA arrangements the Circle seniority is not followed by CNTxW Circle and look after orders are issued on pick and choose basis. CGM CNTxW Circle firmly informed that seniority is followed by his office in giving DE/AGM LA arrangements. We have categorically brought to his notice that seniority is not followed in giving DE/AGM LA arrangements and quoted certain examples. He informed that DE LA is given on Local arrangements and hence Circle seniority is not followed but local seniority at station is followed. We have brought to notice of CGM CNTxW Circle the violation of seniority criteria even on local seniority and how some junior SDEs are given AGM/DE LA on pick and choose basis and how seniors are deprived from it even by reverting them from earlier AGM/DE LA posts. CGM CNTxW Circle asked the details from GM HQ CNTxW and he informed that the local arrangements were done as per working in WTP and WTR Circle and accordingly LA Orders are being continued on need basis and confirmed that seniority criteria is not followed. GM HQ further added that though seniority is not followed care is taken that no senior SDE is compelled to work under junior SDE as DE/AGM. After understanding the issues, finally CGM CNTxW Circle agreed to concern expressed by association and assured to have review of the DE/AGM LA arrangements as per Circle seniority, but  added that concerned officers should be ready and willing to take higher responsibility as DE/AGM LA which is missing now days. We added that once matter is decided as policy matter and options are called willing will definitely come forwards and one who is not willing will not have any right to complain about his seniority. Finally CGM CNTxW Circle directed to have review of the DE/AGM LA orders as per seniority.

3.     Filling vacant posts of DGMs CNTxW at Nagpur and Goa: We brought to the notice of issues related to counting of seniority in issuing DGM and DE LA in CNTxW Circle and how the guidelines on counting seniority are not given consideration in CNTXW Circle.  In reciprocation CGM CNTXW Circle informed that he is having sufficient DGMs in CNTxW Circle and there is no need of DGMs under LA arrangements. We have brought to his notice that post of DGM/DE/SDE are vacant in Goa and post of DGM is vacant at Nagpur since death of then DGM. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that there is no need of DGM at Goa and assured to fill vacant post of DGM at Nagpur, but reacted that no one is willing to take over charge as no one wants transfer. We insisted that if options are called definitely many will come forward as Nagpur is most popular place and finally CGM CNTxW Circle assured for same and to fill vacant post of DGM at Nagpur through LA Arrangements. 

4.     Publication of correct stay particulars and updated long stay list: We have drawn attention of CGM CNTxW Circle towards the wrong counting of stay particulars of some of executives in CNTxW Circle and requested for its corrections and its publication. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that he details were published long back and corrections were called from all, and all requests for corrections of stay particulars were incorporated. If anyone has not represented then same may not be corrected. We have narrated few such cases, but CGM CNTxW Circle was of the opinion that each and every case should not directly come to association and the individuals should write to DGM Admn Mumbai for same and till issue is not resolved then may be reported by Association. He was of the opinion that when such issues are agreed by the administration, no need of intervention by association. He directed us to instruct concerned executives to take up it with DGM Admn Mumbai and assured to get it corrected if represented by individual officers.

5.     Confirmation of Tenure stations and facilities while posted under CNTXW Circle: We have narrated that the Maharashtra Circle has declared certain SSAs as Circle Tenure stations and the executives of CNTxW working at these stations also should get the tenure facilities if posted at any of these stations. We added that recently one JTO was posted by MH Circle to CNTxW Ratnagiri and he was insisting for tenure facilities as his earlier posting was to Ratnagiri SSA and he was eligible for transfer after completion of two years and but when is posting is changed to CNTXW Circle,  and he is not sure about it. Earlier also one of JTO at Gadchiroli was not given consideration of Tenure facility and Maharashtra Circle has issued orders on completion of tenure by crossing jurisdiction of Circle and posted for to five substitutes who have not joined due to different reasons. Also important issues is that the executives in CNTxW circle with more stay are retained at same place and not used as substitute for Circle tenure stations, but executives in Maharashtra Circle with much less stay than the concerned executives in CNTxW are compelled to join at these tenure stations under CNTxW Circle and it is injustice to executives in Circle. We requested that either combined stay of the JTOs in CNTxW and MH Circle should be given consideration while posting at Tenure station by Maharashtra Circle or CNTxW Circle should post CNTxW Circle level long stayed substitute as substitute to these tenure completed executives. CGM CNTxW Circle was of the opinion that there are no tenure facilities applicable in CNTxW Circle and hence question does not arose for granting facilities. We have narrated that if there are no tenure stations as per CNTxW Circle, then why Maharashtra Circle is issuing transfer orders of JTOs from Circle Tenure station on completion of two years and why JTOs from Maharashtra Telecom Circle long stay list are posted to Tenure stations , needs to be confirmed. We have discussed this issue with CGMT MH Circle and matter has been cleared by issuing orders that executives of CNTxW Circle working at Goa, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Raigad (except Panvel), Nandurbar District in Dhule SSA and Gadchiroli are   given facilities of Circle tenure stations. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that he is not aware of any such order issued by MH Circle. We have informed that order has been issued by end of Aug 21 and its copy has been marked to CGM CNTxW Circle. But he expressed that same is not received by his office and confirmed same from GM HQ and he also informed that no such letter is received and requested us to provide it copy.  Copy <<<>>>. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that if orders are issued by Maharashtra Circle then his office will surely grant facilities of Circle tenure station to all executives from CNTxW Circle working at the stations referred by Maharashtra Circle. 

6.     Stand on deputation from Telecom Circles to CNTXW Circle: We narrated some cases of SDE deputation issued by Maharashtra Circle as well as MP Circle to CNTxW Circle and dual stand taken by the CNTxW Circle. SDEs are deputed to CNTxW by Circle to meet urgency and their deputation is to be either regularized by issuing covering orders by BSNL CO or they should be returned back to Circles on certain period of deputation. But in recent past CNTxW Circle has taken dual stand as the SDE from MP Circle is transferred to Gujrat Circle stating that he is in long stay list and the SDE from MH Circle is already transferred under long stay list of MH Circle, but he is not released and retailed and much junior SDEs in stay are being transferred to other non-popular stations including stations within CNTxW Circle. The deputation is purely temporary order and once concerned Circles have canceled deputation, then CNTxW Circle has to relieve them.  CGM CNTxW Circle informed that SDEs joins CNTxW Circle on deputation to safeguard themselves from long stay lists and if deputation is not cancelled in fixed period they are permanent SDEs of CNTxW Circle and they cannot be released back from CNTxW to concerned recruiting Circle. We have stressed about double stand by CNTxW Circle in implementation of Circle long stay list in MP and MH Circle territory, he informed that decision is taken as per the long stay in case of Shri. Malviya SDE MP Circle and he is transferred by CNTXW Circle to Gujrat Circle and about Shri. Hete SDE from MH Circle to deputation to CNTxW, he informed that he has requested for retention to GM CNTxW Nagpur for retention at Nagpur till his request is given consideration to J&K Circle. We have informed that there is waiting list of SDEs in J&K Circle and chances of consideration of all request in near future are less. Hence CNTxW  Circle cannot retain him at Nagpur for ample period as other SDEs/JTOs with less stay from Nagpur SSA are transferred and his order issued by MH Circles needs to be respected by CNTxW Circle. This is favoritism to particular SDE by CNTxW Circle and injustice to others. We requested for relieving both the SDEs on deputation to concerned Circle and resolve the issue. We have also added that MP Circle has already referred matter to BSNL CO and hence it is better that issue is closed. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that he is having shortage of SDEs in CNTxW Circle and till substitute are posted he cannot relieve them and let the matter decided by BSNL CO. 

7.     Injustice on Transfer of JTOs/SDEs from MH Circle with less stay and retention of SDEs/JTOs in CNTXW Circle: During discussions, we have elaborated CGM CNTxW Circle how the disparity is being created among JTOs/SDEs in territory of same circle and how CNTxW Circle is not following any criteria for rearrangements of Executives and asking executives from Maharashtra Circle for specific locations and how Maharashtra Circle is transferring JTOs to fill vacant post at CNTXW Circle. We have added that there is no issue if requests at same stations are given consideration or even if anyone is willing out of SSA territory, there is no issue, but if JTOs with less stay from Maharashtra Circle are transferred and JTOs from CNTxW Circle with much more stay are retained at same Station and it is matter of concern. We specifically narrated the posting of JTOs at Akola and Pandharpur in Solapur SSA, wherein JTOs/JEs from Nagpur with 4-5 years of stay at Nagpur are transferred but JEs/JTOs/SDEs at CNTXW Nagpur with stay of more than 15-20 years are not dislocated. This has created much unrest among the executives in MH Telecom circle and requested for operation of combined long stay list of JTO in CNTxW Circle and MH Circle as per station seniority. We have drawn attention of CGM CNTxW Circle towards fact that some JTOs at Ahmednagar and Aurangabad are willing to join CNTxW Ahmednagar, Aurangabad but there is issue in joining of JTOs at Akola and Pandharpur and requested for posting the JTOs at both these station by outing combined stay of the JTOs from CNTxW and MH Circle.  CGM CNTxW Circle assured to discuss this issue with CGMT MH Circle and decided accordingly. He further informed that his office has already decided some action plan for rearrangements within CNTxW Circle and directed GM HQ CNTxW Mumbai to take further necessary action on this issue. 

8.     Consideration of JTO Rule 8 transfers from CNTxW Circle: While we conveyed thanks to CGM CNTxW Circle for consideration of partial request of JTOs under Rule 8 transfer and requested for relieving of JTO Shri. At CNTxW Circle by local arrangements. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that it is to be decided by GM CNTxW Nagpur and he has no issue. But he expressed his reluctance in consideration of Rule 8 request transfer till substitute is posted by Maharashtra Circle. He added that his office has already written to MH Circle for posting substitute or guidelines thereof, but till replay is awaited. He added that but during discussions it has been informed that rule 8 transfers will not be given consideration due to shortage. We have elaborated CGM CNTxW Circle that there are only two cases in CNTxW Circle and out of which one is already approved by MH Circle and another is pending for recommendations and hence it is to be taken care by CNTxW Circle with local arrangements. We added that we are also pursuing with CGMT MH where only five rule 8 cases are pending and our discussions are going in positive directions to relieve these JTOs with local arrangements. Further substitute is not possible as there is no recruitment of JTOs and hence local arrangements is only solution for considering Rule 8 requests. Finally CGM CNTxW Circle informed that he will once again discuss matter with Maharashtra Circle and decided on left pout cases of Rule 8 transfers.

9.     Consideration of Time Bound Promotions of executives in CNTxW Circle:   We have requested CGM CNTxW Circle for consideration of Time Bound Promotions of executives in CNTxW Circle as same are not being given consideration in time bound manner. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that action is being taken for same and recently few orders have been issued. We informed that the action is taken only for Executives CGM Office, but as per e-DPC guidelines TBP of all executives is to be completed at Circle level. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that he is not aware about such guidelines and asked GM HQ about the said guidelines. GM HQ informed that he also has not seen these guidelines and asked us to give details. We have informed that such guidelines are rightly available and same are already implemented in Maharashtra Telecom Circle and activities are started, but till we will check and give copy of order. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that if there are guidelines for Circle Level e DPC, then same will be taken care and TBP  orders of all executives will be issued centrally otherwise same will be taken care as per earlier guidelines , but firmly assured that all due TBP orders will be surely issued at the earliest.

B.    Individual Request:

1.     Request of Smt. Swati Pushpak JTO Pune under rule 8: We have requested for recommendation of Rule 8 Request transfers pending at CNTxW Circle. CGM CNTxW Circle asked GM HQ CNTxW Mumbai about pendency of such case and he informed that no such case is received by his office. We shared that we have details of it and if required same will be shared to GM HQ Mumbai and he assured to forward it to MH Circle.

2.     Request of Shri. Hardsesh Patel JTO Sindhudurg: We have requested to give consideration of genuine request on family grounds by posting him to nearby station to take care of family issues and it was assured to ascertain possibilities to given consideration to his request.  

3.     Request of Shri. P.R. Patil JAO Pune to Kolhapur recommendation without substitute: We conveyed thanks for forwarding request of Shri. P.R. Patil to MH Circle. We further requested to recommend it without substitute as it is informed that he can be relieved by rearrangements at CNTXW Pune.  CGM CNTxW Circle assured to look into possibilities and directed GM HQ to check it.

4.     Request of Shri. S. A. Mali SDE Mumbai to Change posting from Gadchiroli to any place under GMM Mumbai or Pune: We have elaborated the issues created due to posting of Shri. S. A. Mali at Gadchiroli when he is retained in CNTxW Circle by cancellation of his transfer order to MP Circle. But CGM CNTxW Circle was of the opinion that though Shri Mali is again posted in CNTxW Circle, there was shortage of executives at Gadchiroli and hence he is posted to Gadchiroli. We reminded that as per our last discussions, MH Circle has posted substitute to Gadchiroli and substitute has taken over the Charge and now the request of Shri. S. A. Mali needs to be given consideration to any of his choice station. We added that he is facing financial issues and not taking conclusive decision on his long pending request is further injustice to him. We also added that Shri. S. A. Mali is not insisting for retention at Mumbai and has requested for Own cost posting at Goa, Ratnagiri, Chiplun or Panvel wherein post of SDEs are vacant for long time. We elaborated that CNTxW Circle has recently issued some company cost transfer orders on these vacant posts, but no one has joined and when Mali is willing at Own cost, his request is not given consideration. Further CNTxW Circle has issued deputation order of one newly promoted SDE and he also is not willing to join at Goa. Further when Shri. S. A. Mali is ready to work at Goa at own cost, issuing deputation order with TA/DA it is wastage of BSNL Money. We also narrated that Shri. S. A. Mali is senior and he can be given charge of DE Goa. But in strange arrangements CNTxW Circle has issued orders with TA DA and charge of DE Goa is looked after by SDE under DE LA arrangements. The said SDE is having charge of DE Pune, DE Kolhapur and DE Goa and he is overloaded by works of CNTxW Pune to Goa and good amount of BSNL Money is being wasted in TA/DA and the arrangements. Even after we have elaborated all valid points and justified all the guidelines in support of posting of Shri. S. A. Mali at any of the vacant post of choice he has submitted, CGM CNTxW Circle did not agree for consideration of request of Shri. S. A. Mali and was insisting for change of station under GMM Nagpur. We have further requested that he may be posted at any of the place under GMM Pune or Mumbai as it will be convenient to him to some extent. But CGM CNTxW Circle informed that both the GMs have conveyed their unwillingness to accept Shri. S. A. Mali in their area and hence he cannot post him to any of these area. He also added that Shri. S. A. Mali has worked in these areas and hence he cannot be posted to these areas. We have categorically mentioned that he has worked as JTO/SDE and not as GM and his area as SDE cannot be compared with GM area and till there are many SDE stations are vacant where Shri. S. A. Mali has not worked. We brought to notice of CGM CNTxW Circle that the post of SDE are vacant at Sangli, Pune, Kolhapur, Kalyan, Panvel where Shri. S. A. Mali has never worked, but it was also not agreed by CGM CNTxW Circle and he insisted for any choice station by Shri. S. A. Mali under GMM Nagpur. We have elaborated that there are good number of SDEs/JTOs willing to work at station under GMM Nagpur as many JTOs/SDEs from Nagpur are posted at odd locations and it is convenient for them to work at own cost at any of station under GMM Nagpur. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that there certain issues in posting Shri. S. A. Mali at sensitive posts due to some issues in his past works which he did not want to share it and association should not stress much on such individual issues. We have elaborated if there is any mistake on his part , then action should be taken against him, but not giving choice posting that to be at any of the vacant posts at own cost on such biased information is not correct. After understanding reluctance on part of CGM CNTxW Circle to post Shri. S. A. Mali in field units under GMM Pune or Mumbai, we have requested CGM CNTxW Circle to post Shri. S. A. Mali at any non-sensitive post in Mumbai, but CGM CNTxW Circle did not agree on any of the proposal. He finally conveyed that he do not want to discuss this issue anymore and conveyed that to some connivance of Shri. Mali, he has decided to change posting of Shri. S. A. Mali from Gadchiroli to Akola as two DEs from Akola are under long stay transfer and there is shortage of executives. We have elaborated that already one executives is posted by MH Circle to Akola and one more SDE has opted for CNTxW Akola under OTP and his transfer order is expected shortly and hence there is no need of posting of Shri. S. A. Mali to Akola. CGM CNTxW Circle further directed us to convince Shri. S. A. Mali to join at Akola and not to make an issue as being done now.  We have informed that we strongly believe that CNTxW Circle is making injustice to Shri. S. A. Mali for long time and this is occasion to give him opportunity to forget all past wrong actions against him and give him opportunity to continue with positive energy. Shri. S. A. Mali is not insisting for any specific post or any specific location, but has shown readiness for working at any sensitive or non-sensitive post except under GMM Nagpur which is far away for him. We added we firmly know that Shri. S. A. Mali may not join at any place under GMM Nagpur which is being done on pick and choose basis and he will continue his struggle for justice. CGM CNTxW Circle once again advised us that let Shri. S. A. Mali join at Akola and show his efficient working for period of two years and then his request may be given consideration. We conveyed that we will try our level best, but we cannot assure firmly where he will be joining at Akola or not as it is his decision. We further requested to forward his request for Own cost Transfer to MH Circle, CGM CNTxW Circle agreed for it but put condition that he will have to join at Akola and send request through GMM Nagpur.  CGM CNTxW Circle informed that he cannot extend more support to Shri. S. A. Mali and requested us not to stress further on this issue and association should advise Shri. S. A. Mali to follow the orders.  We finally conveyed that if Shri. S. A. Mali do not join at Akola and opts to continue struggle against known injustice to him, as association, SNEA will stand behind him and we will endorse issues and concern in his support as per BSNL guidelines and entire responsibilities of any issues developed later will be with management. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that association should not support such issues and think of BSNL works and we have made it clear that we have always requested to consider his genuine request which is well within transfer policy guidelines of BSNL and also in the interest of BSNL, but same is not given consideration after our repeated requests and substitute arrangements at Gadchiroli and Akola also. In conclusion CGM CNTxW Circle conveyed that transfer order of Shri. S. A. Mali will be changed from Gadchiroli to Akola and nothing more is possible on his side in this matter and assured that on completion of two years at Akola, request of Shri. S. A. Mali will be given consideration.

5.     Request for retention at Nashik by Shri. D. R. Aher DE CNTxW Nashik: We narrated that association is pursuing the injustice to Shri. D. R. Aher by transfer after 58 years of the age against the transfer policy guidelines. Further, Shri. D. R. Aher and team SNEA Nashik led by Shri. S. A. Bhadane DS SNEA Nashik had elaborated issues and difficulties faced by Shri. Aher to him during his visit to Nashik, wherein he has directed to discuss the issue with DGM Admn Mumbai and assured to settle grievances of Shri. D R Aher to better extent but nothing has been done. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that he has not given any assurance during his visit to Nashik and nothing wrong has been done in case of Shri D. R. Aher as he is posted at just 100 Kms of distance as there is no vacancy in Nashik. We insisted that as per norms for Projects there is vacancy at Nashik which existed till last month and one DE along cannot handle the works of Projects and Maintenance at Nashik and Dhule. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that Shri. S. A. Bhandne DE CNTxW Nashik is capable of handling all these charges alone and hence there is no need of one more DE at Nashik. We requested to consider request of Shri. D R Aher for posting at Dhule, but CGM CNTxW Circle informed that when this post was offered to Shri. D. R. Aher he has not accepted it and hence his request cannot be considered at this stage and it is better that Shri. D. R. Aher joins at Ahmednagar and he can enjoy the works as he is posted to nearby location. We conveyed difficulties faced by Com. D. R. Aher in joining at Ahmednagar and injustice to him just because some is capable of handling charge of DE CNTxW Nashik with works of Projects. WE narrated that Shri. S. A. Bhadane, DE CNTxW is also DS SNEA Nashik and CNTxW has created very awkward position for him by transferring his member against transfer policy guidelines.  Shri. Bhadane has already conveyed his difficulties in handling charge of three DEs together, and hence Shri. D. R. Aher may be posted at any of the three charges hold by Shri. Bhandane. But CGM CNTxW Circle continued with his stand that as Shri. Bhadane is excellent Officer and he is handling all there charges of DEs efficiently, he will not post Shri. D. R.  Aher either at Nashik or Dhule. When we stressed matter further, CGM CNTxW Circle informed that if Shri. D. R.  Aher is willing he can be posted as DGM at Nagpur and we have conveyed it will create further difficulties for him. We narrated that Shri. D. R.  Aher is not demanding any promotion as DGM and his only request is he should be retained at Nashik as he has completed 58 years of age and as per transfer policy he is not due for transfers as being done by CNTxW Circle. We added that Shri. D. R.  Aher is ready work even as SDE under his junior, but he wants posting at Nashik to overcome issues during fag end of his long and highly successful services. Shri. D. R.  Aher has conveyed that if he is not being retained at Nashik, then his request for transfer to MH Circle may be given consideration and CGM CNTxW Circle informed that if he joins at Ahmednagar, his OTP request will be forwarded to BSNL CO. We have narrated that Shri. D. R.  Aher is having serious family issues and he cannot join at Ahmednagar and even he is ready to submit resignation from BSNL services and only request is that his resignation should be accepted from Nashik.  CGM CNTxW Circle informed that he is free to submit his resignation through proper channel on joining Ahmednagar and he will forward it to BSNL.  We conveyed that in this case management has taken stand to harass one DE level officers just with some assumptions and BSNL guidelines are not respected as Shri. D. R.  Aher has handed over his JTOs and infrastructure to Maintenance team at Nashik and due to his such good behavior he is being declared surplus at Nashik as well as Dhule, which is totally wrong.  Then CGM CNTxW Circle added that request of Shri. D. R.  Aher cannot be considered and if required and Shri. D. R.  Aher is willing, then he can be posted to Mumbai against vacant posts. WE requested for posting at Kalyan which is nearby Nashik and on train route, CGM CNTxW Circle was of the opinion that DE post is important and he cannot leave HQ. We conveyed that he may not leave HQ, but whenever he has any work at Nashik, he can travel with comfort as compared to Ahmednagar and we are stressing it as CNTxW Circle is making injustice by transferring him out of Nashik. We conveyed that we are not sure where Com. D. R.  Aher will opt for Kalyan /Mumbai and will go ahead with his resignation.  CGM CNTxW Circle informed that his resignation can be accepted if he submits through proper channel from Ahmednagar. We have narrated that in case of resignation from services due to transfer at odd location, the officer is retained and allowed to get retired from working place. In support of our say we have quoted case of Shri. Sayyad SDE Solapur to J&K Circle and his transfer was cancelled with one condition that he will not withdraw resignation and in same lines the resignation of Shri. D. R.  Aher may be accepted from Nashik.   CGM CNTxW Circle asked for said orders and assured to look into it. He further informed that he is not assuring firmly but will ascertain the possibilities of change of station of Shri. D. R.  Aher from Ahmednagar to Mumbai/Kalyan subject to vacancies. We informed that we discuss with Shri. D. R.  Aher  and let him know but in case he is not willing for Mumbai, then his request for resignation may be considered from Nashik and CGM CNTxW Circle informed that he will go through the case and decide accordingly. 

C.  Technical Issues:

1.     Up gradation of all CPAN present B1/B2 to C1/C2: We have narrated need of upgradation of CPAN Equipments as there is heavy increase in traffic all over Maharashtra. Each and every SSA is facing congestion due to increases in number of FTTH Customers. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that it is difficult task to upgrade all CPAN Equipments as there is huge demand but efforts are being taken in this directions. Maharashtra Circle has given huge requirement and due to financial conditions it is difficult to procure entre requirement. We have added that it is interlinked as till we upgrade CPANs there will be no increase in traffic and uses and no revenue can be generated and hence investment on such crucial equipment is must. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that matter has been under active consideration and tender is floated by BSNL CO and very shortly CPAN Equipments will be supplied and efforts will be taken for its optimum utilization.

2.     Providing view access Backbone Link to One Network team: We informed that as on today One Network team has been formed at all BAs and they are being activated. But it is seen that they are not getting exact position of CNTXW network and hence unable to convey details to the officers in field units and customers calling them. Hence if all these One Network teams are provided with view Link of Backbone access, the team members will have update information and can pass on the correct information about restoration of network. CGM CNTxW Circle was of the opinion that the CNTxW teams are sharing updates about network failure via sms on concerned groups and are also updating information as and when required. As such view link may not be that much useful. We insisted that many places, the information is not shared for different reason and the officers at One Network team are also not available about real issues and what will be time required for restoration of network. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that the failure on one route does not mean that failure of entire route and Equipments. CNTxW Circle is maintaining the standby arrangements for all routes. If one route is failed for any reason, the traffic of that route is automatically or manually diverted to another route on ring and as such failure is not for much more period which needs immediate attention of one network team. We agreed to view of CGM CNTxW, but added that in such cases there is congestion reported in this diverted route and hence there are customer complaints. Specifically FTTH customers, BSNL Partners immediately take note of it and starts asking to officers in filed units and One Network teams and pleaded that if view access sis given to One Network team matter can be better reported to all concerned. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that there is no issue on part of CNTxW Circle and if required and requested by Maharashtra Circle same can be provided starting with few BAs and if required then to all BAs.  

3.     Providing view access of CPAN and OTNM monitoring to One Network teams: We have further narrated need of view access of CPAN and OTNM monitoring to One Network teams as this will help in keeping track by one Network team and accordingly corrective actions can be taken by BAs. CGM  CNTxW informed that there is no need of any such link for OTNM Monitoring as it is specialized work by CNTxW Circle and there is nothing much to monitor or review by One Network teams. He further added that for CAPN Monitoring one special CPAN Nodal Centre is being setup by Maharashtra Circle at Nagpur and it will be coordinating with all including CNTxW Circle. He was optimistic that all the issues and concern expressed by association will be taken care by this CPAN Nodal Centre and hence special view link will not be required by BA One Network teams. He informed that by this time Maharashtra Circle may have set up the CPAN Nodal Centre and appointed nodal team. We informed that though orders have been issued for formation of CPAN Nodal Centre, till team members are not appointed, but will be nominated very shortly. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that establishing such view link at all BAs will be costly work and it may not solve any purpose as projected by Association. He added that there will not be any need of such review link once the CAPN Nodal Centre is fully established at Nagpur and the One Network teams from all BAs can take support from CPAN Nodal Centre and issues faced by field units can be resolved to better extent. 

a.     Providing Uplink to redeployed SCR (Super Core Router) at Chinchwad: We have narrated that at newly set up SCR at Chinchwad is facing issues as Uplink from Model Colony and MHS SCR are not provisioned on WTR media and there are certain issues faced by WTR Team. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that there are no such issues and if any issues he is not aware about it. All these issues can be taken care by GMM Pune. We added that both the links are to be provided on WTR Media and the uplinks from Model Colony to Chinchwad SCR is not available and MHS to Chinchwad SCR is not provided as its administrative approvals awaited. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that there is no need of intervention from his side and matter will be taken care by GMM Pune and issue will be resolved very shortly and till any issue, it may be brought to his notice. We informed that we will take fresh updates from Pune team and confirm the issues pending and if required will again update him.

4.     Backhaul improvement for certain SSAs : We have drawn attention of CGM CNTxW Circle on issues faced by certain SSAs like Yavatmal about the poor backhaul and need of upgradation of backhaul of such affected SSAs in particular and all SSA in general. CGM  CNTxW informed that the issues as and when reported by SSAs and Maharashtra Circle are being taken care and his office is having regular interaction with CGMT MH Circle and his transmission team. He further added that all such works are routine works and are being taken care by GMM CNTxW Circle in respective area. The SSAs have to write them and accordingly augmentation orders are issued by SDE Techs in concerned area. He firmly assured that all such requests from SSAs are being taken care and he himself is monitoring overall traffic and no such specific issue is observed and assured if any such case is pending it will be taken care by concerned GMs.   

5.     Effective Communication and Coordination between Mtce Team and NOC: We have informed that earlier there were issues with NOC team and it was reported by some units of WTR that NOC team is not responding calls from filed units. Though there is improvement over the period, there is need of effective communication. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that the NOC team is very active and they are responding very promptly and there is no such issue. He added that for more effective communication between filed units and NOC, one separate what’s app group is formed and all executives in CNTxW field units and NOC team are members of this group. He added that whatever issues are reported by field unit Mtce teams, all are being responded by the members of NOC team and being member of group, he is keenly monitoring it.

6.     Monitoring of Escalation Matrix of faults: We informed that though there is much improvement in monitoring of pending faults since his takeover as CGM CNTxW, there are certain issues and there is need of monitoring Escalation Matrix of pending faults so that prolonged pendency in faults is reduced. There are certain faults which are not given priority by filed units for different reasons on their part and if monitoring is done from higher level and required support is extended then the pendency of faults will be surely reduced which will finally result in improvement of uptime.  CGM CNTxW Circle informed that all the officers in CNTxW including all GMs are regularly monitoring faults. He added that he is also monitoring progress of important faults. As such pendency of faults as pointed out by association is not there. Also issues faced by filed unit Maintenance Teams are being settled on priority and assured that total support is being extended and will continued to be extended to CNTxW teams for clearing old faults.

7.     Instead of Patchwork if possible increase OTN ILA to improve Span loss: We informed that we have received suggestion from field units of CNTxW Circle for use of ILAs on all routes having higher fibre loss instead of repeated patch works. We elaborated that though CNTxW Circle is taking efforts for reducing fibre loss by attending faults is being done by CNTxW Circle, it is not effective in certain cases and the fibre loss is being improved effectively. We suggested that it will be more effective if instead of repeated Patchworks, OTN ILA is installed on such routes, it will help in improving Span loss on many routes. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that though it is good suggestion there are certain issues in installation of IILAs like there is shortage of ILAs, need of specie on route to install Equipments and hence it cannot be provided on all routes. He added that for utilization of ILAs, there is need of arrangements of Battery and Power plants with 24X 7 power supply, which is difficult task as there is always shortage of Battery and Power plants. He elaborated that there are issues in getting proper space for installation of ILA on said any route and if BSNL space is available then it is being used for ILAs. He added that it has been observed that Battery of such routes is needs security arrangements as the chances of thefts are more as majority of ILAs are normally provided on routes and all such locations are mainly at remote places which are prone to thefts. Hence it is not easy and advisable to install ILAs on all lossy fibre routes. CGM CNTxW Circle further added that it may not be effective if losses in repeated joints are not taken care by patchworks even though ILA is installed. He elaborated that the patchwork reduces number of joints on particular routes and hence reduces the fibre losses effectively. He also cleared that till if any route it is ascertained by GMMs of that area, the decision on installation of ILAs is being taken in consultation with SSA/BA Heads concerned and Maharashtra Telecom Circle.   

8.     Requirement of 80 Km SFP for C-Pan: Delegation narrated that as on today CNTxW Circle procuring and using 40 Km SFP and as per feedback from Maintenance teams it will be more effective if BSNL is procuring and utilize the 80 KMs SFPs, which will help in building strong and stable OFC routes by CNTxW  Circle. CGM CNTxW Circle responded that the concern expressed by association is correct and action has been already taken by his office by sending requirement received from field units to BSNL Corporate Office. He informed that BSNL CO also has taken steps for procurement of 80 KMs SFPs and after finalization of tender for same, the work order of its supply is being placed by end of this month. He was hopeful that the supply of 80 Km SFPs will be made by end of this month and hence concerned expressed by association will be fully taken care.

9.     Procurement of Armored OFC: We requested for action on part of BSNL for procurement of Armored OFC for better fault location and more life of OFC routes. We narrated that nowadays due to frequent road widening activities, it is difficult to locate OFC, also the unarmored OFC is more damage prone as compared to armored OFC. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that steps are being taken by BSNL for supply of armored OFC. Though it is not possible to use 100% armored OFC, steps are being taken to increase armored OFC in network. As per last procurement order for OFC, Maharashtra Circle is allotted 600 Kms of 24 F armored OFC and by now 400 Kms has been received. Ge further added that the received armored OFC, is allotted to all Area GMs for patch works and each area is allotted about 60 to 80 Km armored OFC.   

10.            Clearing Vendor Payment for continued support to filed units: We have requested CGM CNTxW Circle to look into issues of delayed payments of Vendors for OFC Mtce works as it is adversely affecting on maintenance works. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that there is certain delay in releasing vendor payment but CNTxW Circle is regular in clearing payments. The claims made by the vendors up to March 2021 are cleared and further also funds are being released but till some bills are pending. He added that his office is continuously taking follow up of the pending payments and concerned Vendors are being updated on the issues. He further added that funds are allotted for bills as per pendency and old bills are given priority. As such there are no such issues and payments of few months are pending and he was optimistic that pending payments will also be released within period of two months. 

11.            Co-ordination with Highway authorities for future OF Cable planning: We have narrated that State Government is planning new Express Roads like Samrudhee Highway, Kokan Highway and BSNL has to take up matter for keeping duct for BSNL OFC routes as future planning. We also narrated that some existing highways are being expanded and it is seen in the past that in such activities BSNL OFC is totally damaged and hence as prior planning, BSNL has to take up matter with concerned authorities for new OFC routes and to having stable OFC Network. CGM CNTxW Circle responded that it is need of time and to have proper planning and efforts are being taken for planning of new routes. He also added that CNTxW Circle has already taken u matter with concerned authorities and such proposals. 

12.            Circle level support by Proper Co-Ordination with NHAI, PWD higher authority to save BSNL OFC: We have narrated that on many routes of OFC, there are frequent road widening and repairing activities are going on by local authorities and there is need of co-ordination between BSNL and concerned authorities. We added that such coordination should not be left only to JTOs/SDEs in filed units as the concerned authorities are not responding properly. The contractors are damaging BSNL OFC ruthlessly and requests by BSNL officers are not given proper attention and BSNL OFC is damaged frequently. We added that if issues are taken at higher level i.e. at GM and CGM level with higher level officers of NHAI, PWD and take up mater of co-ordination and support to BSNL existing OFC , then support extended at lower level will be good and damages to BSNL Cables will be less . CGM CNTxW Circle informed that there are certain issues and these issues are being taken care by Area GMs by regular meetings and at Circle level he also has taken up matter with different authorities and issue is being pursued for better co-ordination at all levels.

13.            Use of apprenticeship to meet Shortage of Manpower: We have shared difficulties faced by executives in field units due to non-availability of supporting manpower after VRS. We also narrated that there are many works which can be taken care by such supporting hands. But as SSAs are facing shortage of manpower there is reluctance in giving supporting hands to CNTxW teams and it is directly affecting working of Maintenance team. CGM CNTxW Circle was f the opinion that as majority of works are outsourced, there should not be need of supporting manpower and works can be managed through outsourced agencies. We have elaborated that there are many works which are not directly outsourced and the manpower of agencies are not fixed to understand the technical works. Hence we suggested that CNTxW Circle should think on utilization of apprenticeship manpower available as per special directives of Government of India. CGM CNTxW Circle asked that where such use has been started by Maharashtra Circle, we have narrated that though association has raised concern, no such action is yet taken and we are pursuing for it, but guidelines are available and same can be effectively utilized by CNTxW Circle. CGM informed that he is aware about guidelines and he has utilized such manpower while he was working earlier in Punjab Circle, and conveyed that this is good source for getting technical manpower with less expenditure. CGM CNTxW Circle assured that his office will also ascertain possibilities of apprenticeship manpower after getting requirement from Area GMs.  He asked us to give the copies of orders if available with us so that prompt action can be initiated and we have assured to share the copies of the guidelines on the subject.    

14.             Action on restoration /replacement of unofficially abandoned routes: We have once again informed CGM CNTxW Circle that many of OFC routes are unofficially abandoned by the executives in field units due to non-availability of resources. We also informed that if patch works are taken care on this routes by extending support to the Maintenance teams, these routes can be successfully energized. We also narrated that if required certain length can be replaced with new Cable, but these routes must be brought in use. We have quoted certain examples of important routes how they are useful but neither officially abandoned nor faults are attended and OFC is restored. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that he is aware about the issues and already instructions are issued to field units for same. He further added that his office has already identified such routes and matter is taken with Circles for further coordination and finalization of routes to give stability to local network. He added that the list of routes which are to be restored is already handed over to Circles and response from Circles is awaited. He directed us to take up matter with Maharashtra Circle and SSA for early restoration of these works and assured to take care of issues in CNTxW Circle.

15.             Repairs of faulty splicing machine/OTDR: We have requested for centralized action for repairs of faulty Splicing Machines and OTDR throughout CNTxW Circle. But CGM CNTxW Circle informed that this is well within the powers of GMM concerned and there is no need of intervention from his office. He assured that the concerned executives in field units should take up matter with their GM offices and assured all such issues will be surely taken care.

16.             Life expired battery sets and Power plants: We have requested for replacement of all life expired Battery sets and Power plants as it is affecting the uptime of network. CGM CNTxW Circle informed that action has been taken to replace it but it is not possible to replace all at a time, but all life expired Battery sets and Power Plants will be replaced in time bound manner after ascertaining requirement from filed units. 

17.             Shortage of Joint Closure and OFC for maintenance works: On our say about shortage of OFC Joint Closures for maintenance works CGM CNTxW Circle informed that there is no shortage of joint Closures in CNTxW Circle. There are about 10000 Joint Closures available in the Circle and this stock is for use for three months and there should not be any shortage of joint closure till Oct 2021. He further assured that his office is taking care and additional requirement of joint Closures is being taken up with BSNL CO at regular interval and assured that sufficient joint closures are rightly available now and will be made available in days to come.

18.             Action for restoration of Critical routes and new OF routes for Stable OFC Network in Maharashtra Circle: WE have shared the issues in proper functioning of IFC network and how the certain routes like Satara -Pune, Goa-Kolhapur, Kolhapur-Sangli-Solapur, Goa-Mumbai, Ratnagiri –Goa, Aurangabad- Nagpur, Aurangabad-Jalna, Aurangabad-Latur-Buldhana-Akola needs special attention for stable network. We also shared that since he has taken over as CGM, there is much progress on stability of these routes, but till efforts are required to have totally stable network to meet the highly growing FTTH demand for fault free services. CGM CNTxW Circle was kind enough to inform that all these routes are being personally monitored by him and he is confident that in few months all these routes will be fully functional as the works are going on this routes. The works on some routes are on the way of completion and he was optimistic about stability of these routes. He shared that for Goa-Mumbai route works on Ratnagiri –Goa part are in progress and will be functional by next three months. The second part of this Mumbai-Goa route is Ratnagiri- Panvel route and its work is being taken care. He added that the works on Satara –Pune are also on way of completion and it will be functional by end of Sep 2021. On Goa-Kolhapur route there is no such issue and with restoration of issues on Satara-Pune route it will be stable route, the issues of this route will be resolved. He elaborated that the works on Kolhapur-Sangli-Solapur route also completed except few locations and firmly assured that this route will be functional by 15th October 2021. He informed that Pune –Lonavala Route which in one of important routes for traffic on Mumbai-Pune, will be functional by end of October 2021. He also added that issues on Aurangabad- Nagpur, Aurangabad-Jalna, and Aurangabad-Latur-Buldhana-Akola are also being taken care and will be made stable with time frame and matter for swapping of fibre with defense on critical routes is under consideration. He further added that the new routes on Kalyan-Karjat route, Sion Mumbai - Panvel Route, Khardi-Igatpuri (Nashik) route , Kalyan –Murbad Route are going on all these routes will be functional within few months.  He added that the NFS works will be taken over by the Defense and BSNL will have to take care of its routes working on NFS routes if any. On sharing of OFC Network in MYNL area, CGM CNTxW Circle informed that in MTNL area BSNL has ample OFC laid in ducts of MTNL and as such there is no issue. On adding new OFC routes at different locations as per requirements, CGM CNTxW Circle informed that there is shortage of OF Cables and hence his office is facing issuing proposing and finalizing new routes. He further informed that his office is taking up matter with BSNL CO for additional allotment of OFC and sincere efforts are being made to make all OFC routes of CNTxW Circle stable in days to come. We have seen CGM CNTxW, very firm on completion of these works in time bound manner and hence we are hopeful that with such large works on critical routes, very stable OFC network will be available by CNTxW Circle throughout Maharashtra Circle.

With very positive approach from CGM CNTX Circle except few individual cases, we had very fruitful discussions and response from CGM CNTXW Circle. The discussions started at 1715 hrs lasted for two hours and concluded at 1915 hrs.

In conclusion of meeting CGM CNTxW Circle informed that his office is fully working for Stable OFC network and assured to take care of suggestion given by association. We also have conveyed sincere thanks and gratitude to CGM CNTxW Circle and GM HQ CNTxW Circle and once again requested to look into undecided individual request and assured to give the guidelines on corresponding subjects as

 

14 SEP 21: Meeting with CGM CNTxW Circle and CGMT MH Circle:  The delegation of SNEA MH had two separate meetings with Shri. Rohit Sharma, CGM CNTxW Mumbai on 04/09/2021 and with Shri. Ramakant Sharma, CGMT MH Circle on 09/09/2021 and details discussions on different issues. The details of the discussions held in both the meetings will be uploaded shortly.  

 

14 Sep 21: Message by Shri. Ramakant Sharma, CGM MH Circle on Hindi Divas.   Letter <<<>>>

 

14 Sep 21:  CMTS Monthly Bulletin August 2021.  Letter <<<>>>

 

14 Sep 21: AGM Pers Legal BSNL CO writes to specific  Circle Heads for furnishing the data of Provisional All India Gradation /Seniority list No. 5 in respect of JAOs of DR Batch 2015 by giving Circle wise names of JAOs about whom information is pending.   Letter <<<>>>

 

SNEA MAHARASHTRA CIRCLE 

WISHES ONE AND ALL

A VERY HAPPY GANESH FESTIVAL. 

 

10 Sep 21: AGM Pers SEA BSNL CO with third reminder writes to all Circle Heads for furnishing the data of Provisional All India Gradation /Seniority list No. 5 in respect of JAOs of DR Batch 2015 after checking and verifying the data published on 05/07/2021 by giving priority.   Letter <<<>>>

 

10 Sep 21:  GM EF CM BSNL CO writes to all Circle Heads conveying reduction of time limit for claim of Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance or Tour/ Transfer/ Training/Journey on retirement from one year to Sixty days i.e. two months from the date of completion of journey and there after no claims can be submitted by individuals and this is made effective from retrospective date 01/09/2021. Letter <<<>>>

One side BSNL is not paying the submitted claims for years together and other side such restrictions are put up on employees. It will be highly appreciated if such restrictions of at least one year is put up on releasing the claims submitted may be from date of its submission. Let us hope, in days to come such restrictions are followed by BSNL and claims submitted within two months are settled at least within period of one year.

 

10 Sep 21: DGM SCT BSNL CO writes to all Circle Heads for nomination of Grievance Redressal Officer to protect the rights of Persons with disabilities. Letter <<<>>>

 

10 Sep 21: AGM CSC CFA BSNL CO writes to all Circle Heads clarifying different queries by Circles about utilization of Retired BSNL Staffs at Outsourced CSCs & BSNL Aadhaar Service Kendra (ASKs)  Letter <<<>>>

 

 10 Sep 21: AGM CSC CFA BSNL CO writes to all Circle Heads clarifying the procedure for CSC Franchisee Invoice through OCSC Portal.  Letter <<<>>>

 

10 Sep 21: GM CFA Mumbai writes to all BA/SSA Heads on graded works commission to TIP Franchisees of Maharashtra Circle during Apr 2021 to Aug 2021.  Letter <<<>>>

 

10 Sep 21: DGM S&M CM BSNL CO writes to all Circle Heads giving details guidelines for engagement of Apprentices for Sales activities.   Letter <<<>>>

 

10 Sep 21: AGM RM CFA BSNL CO issued Circular for introducing annual charges for Tariffs for Virtual Landline Connection under plan ASSEM and  now call diversion from “Virtual” landline number to any BSNL number or other operator network of subscriber choice will be charged at Rs 599 annual charges and Rs 199 for four months.  Letter <<<>>>

 

10 Sep 21: GM CFA BSNL CO writes to all Circle Heads about C-PAN Portal developed by ITPC Pune for  improving FTTH Roll out   Letter <<<>>>

 

 10 Sep 21: DGM CFA BSNL CO writes to all Circle Heads conveying Circle wise monthly Targets for Wi-Fi Hotspots for September to December 2021.   Letter <<<>>>

 

 10 Sep 21: DGM Admn Mumbai issued notification for Celebrations of Hindi Pakhwada 2021 in Circle Office Mumbai.  Letter <<<>>>

 

 10 Sep 21: PGM CNO BSNL CO writes to CGMT MH Circle for providing stable DC power supply for the enroute ILAs (Intermediate Line Amplifiers) of OTN routes of CN-Tx West in Maharashtra Circle.  Letter <<<>>>

 

 9 Sep 21: Jt GM Vigilance BSNL CO writes to all Circle Heads for observance of Vigilance Awareness Week 2021 from 26/10/2021 to 01/11/2021 with theme “Independent India @75:Self Reliance with Integrity”   Letter <<<>>> 

 

 9 Sep 21: DGM W&S BSNL CO calls for information about pending payments of all Vishisht Sanchar Seva Padak Awardees of Year 2017 and 2018. Letter <<<>>> 

It is unfortunate that BSNL has cleared Crores of dues of vendors, but has given last priority to the Cash awards which is in just few thousands of rupees to its own Officers and Employees who have proved their excellence in Office working in Year 2017 and 2018 and same is already certified and acknowledged by BSNL. Let us hope at least this time the Cash of these awardees is released and paid to them respecting their contribution.    

 

 9 Sep 21: AGM Pers SEA BSNL CO writes to CGMT MH Circle about over action by Maharashtra Circle in granting NOC to AO for joining other PSUs at Circle Level whereas it is within the powers of Director HR and requests that in future all cases of employees seeking NOC for applying to other Organizations may be forwarded to BSNL Corporate Office and NOC should not be granted at Circle level.  Letter <<<>>>

·        This is one more incident confirming facts that how the issues of FC section are taken care with very casual approach and in some cases action is taken by using the powers of Director HR and in some cases issues which are well within CGMT MH Circle are not given consideration for years together by creating dispute by the officers of Staff Section and FC section on taking over and making over of files of FC section and this poor and casual approach is continued for last one and half years i.e. since implementation of VRS 2019 in January 2020.

·        Let us hope , serious note of these instructions are taken by Maharashtra Circle and all pending issues , manmade problems created by officers in Staff and FC section are taken care as per BSNL guidelines and not as per will and wish of the officers as observed and underlined by BSNL Corporate office vide this special letter to CGMT MH Circle.   

 

 9 Sep 21: AGM Pers BSNL CO issued Inter Circle Transfer orders of SDEs as per request under OTP wherein request of three SDEs from Maharashtra Circle is given consideration and posted to choice Circles and Stations.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

 8 SEP 21: SNEA delegation welcomes Shri. S. K. Mishra Director CM BSNL Board on his visit to Mumbai: {Report by Com. Ankit Gangar, DS SNEA Mumbai} : On 07/2021, the delegation of SNEA MH, led by Shri. M. N. Kotambe, ACS SNEA MH and consisting Shri. Abhay Kesarkar, JS CE SNEA MH, Com. Ankit Ganagr DS SNEA Mumbai, Shri. Anil Dubey Ex DS SNEA Mumbai, Shri. Rakesh Roshan, DT SNEA Mumbai, Shri. Sandeep Masurkar, ADS SNEA Mumbai, Shri. Sagar Mate ADS SNEA Mumbai, Shri. Pravin Koli, CECM SNEA Mumbai, Smt. Uma Nargunde OS SNEA Mumbai and active comrades of SNEA Mumbai Shri. P.R. Desai, Smt. Shilpa Bhatkar, Shri. Anil Yadav, Shri. Kishor Patil Shri. Thakur PRO and Shri. M.S. Hanchate met Shri. S.K. Mishra Director CM BSNL Board who was on his special visit to Mumbai for Standing Committee Meeting. Shri. Ramakant Sharma, CGMT MH Circle was also present during meeting. The delegation gave warm welcome with bouquet to Shri. S.K. Mishra Director CM BSNL Board. The delegation discussed important CM related issued and submitted memorandum on different burning issues which needs intervention Director CM BSNL Board. Copy <<<>>>>

The meeting started with a warm welcome of Director CM to Mumbai and discussion on various Development related points for Mobile Service in MH Circle were discussed. Director CM emphasized on giving 100% for at least next 1.5 Years as BSNL will start becoming profitable and growing if this 1.5 Years is passed in positive direction. SNEA MH team assured Director CM that the workforce is with you only necessary support in terms of supply of equipment, timely payment of dues and effective policies is needed from Top Management.

Delegation specially highlighted about huge demand of FTTH in Mumbai and same can be extended through enrolling Franchisees/TIPs and extending ​​Backhaul to identified OLTs. Director CM appreciated concern of SNEA delegation and asked to CGM MH to work out it at the earliest.

Delegation has also discussed the issues related to Takeover of Operation and Maintenance of Mobile service by BSNL from MTNL Mumbai and gave suggestions to increase revenue by improving GSM network in Maharashtra Circle and also in MTNL Mumbai areas. The meeting ended with a positive note and firm assurance by Director CM BSNL Board for positive drive from Top Management to support the workforce.

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 8 Sep 21: DGM legal Mumbai issued orders for Looking After arrangements for post of EE Elect at Kolhapur and EE Elect Nagpur on where it is as it is basis.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

8 Sep 21: AGM Pers BSNL CO issued orders for ERP relieving of AGMs under Inter Circle Transfers wherein two AGMs are relieved from MH Circle and one AGM is relieved to join MH Circle.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

8 Sep 21: AGM DPC JM BSNL CO issued addendum to JTO to SDE Promotions wherein missing names are given consideration for JTO to SDE Promotions.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

 6 SEP 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued orders for ERP relieving of all executives under transfer but not yet relieved by the SSA Heads or controlling Officers.  Telecom <<<>>>  Account <<<>>> Change of SSA <<<>>>

·        All these executives are under transfer to fill vacant post in SSAs having shortage of executives and some are under transfer as per their own cost request transfers.

·        The executives who were under own cost request transfers  were pressing hard for their relieving while some of executives who are under transfer to SSAs having shortage of executives have represented their grievances and have requested either for change of SSA, Cancellation of transfer order, retention at same SSA and were waiting for favorable action on their representations.

·        The requests were processed in file and finally CGMT MH has considered only one request of Mrs. S. S. Kondeti, SDE Pune for change of SSA on medical grounds and she is posted to Kolhapur SSA and all other requests are not given consideration.

·        Accordingly, all the executives who were not relieved by SSAs/BAs or their controlling officers or even some of them are relieved by SSA are now relieved through ERP w.e.f. Saturday, 04/09/2021.

·        SNEA MH has submitted proposal how the requests of these officers for change of SSA can be given consideration in Chain or one to one transfers to GM HR Admn Mumbai, but the same has not reached in total to CGMT MH in file and the requests were processed in normal casual approach and not in HR approach as required to give sympathetic consideration to such requests.

·        Proposal submitted by SNEA MH to GM HR Admn Mumbai Telecom Wing  <<<>>> Account Wing <<<>>>

·        As the proposal has not reached to CGMT MH in total, many genuine requests with saving of lakhs of rupees of BSNL Money are not given consideration.

·        SNEA MH will once again draw attention of CGMT MH on need of special HR approach by officers in staff section to deal with the requests of executives and approach towards save BSNL Money by giving consideration of own cost request transfers over company cost transfers. 

·        SNEA MH appeals all the executives under transfers to have analysis of self-issues and join the transferred SSA accordingly and if one is not having any serious issue should join at transferred place and till anyone is having any genuine issues which is not given consideration as per the transfer policy guidelines, he/she should keep patience for few days.

·        SNEA MH is consolidating,  such genuine requests  received from DS concerned and all such requests will be once again brought to notice of CGMT MH for review and sympathetic consideration and review of own cost requests instead of company cost requests. 

·        This ERP relieving of all executives under transfer is firm step towards third and last phase review of own cost request transfers from Non-tenure to Non-tenure SSAs which are kept in abeyance since 02/06/2021 and now these requests will be given consideration which are expected to be given consideration during this month.

 

 

 4 SEP 21: CAO ERP Mumbai writes to all IFAs in Maharashtra Circle about availability of Form 16 Part A& B for  FY 2020-2021 and Assessment Year 2021-22 for all employees and executives in Maharashtra Circle on Intranet Portal.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

 4 SEP 21: DM Pay Roll/ERP BSNL CO writes all Circle Heads conveying guidelines for implementation of centralized processing of Payroll in respect of all Circles from Corporate CSC at BSNL Corporate Office New Delhi.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

 4 SEP 21: Director HR BSNL writes all Circle Heads for timely action in dealing with litigations by effective and timely submission of information in defending court cases and now such actions will part of KPI of the concerned Officer dealing with case as “Contract Manager”.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

 4 SEP 21: CGMT MH Circle writes to BA SSA Heads on action needs to be taken by SSA/BA Heads on different development and maintenance issues.  FTTH Provision <<<>>>   LL BB Cluster Performance <<<>>>    Pillar/MDF Rehabilitation <<<>>> 

 

 4 SEP 21: DGM Admn Mumbai writes to all SSA/BA Heads for observing Hindi Pakhawada by arranging competitions and Prayer on Hindi Divas.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

 4 SEP 21: DGM Admn Mumbai endorsed BSNL CO letter for extension of time for sending Articles, Stories, Gazals, Poems etc by email for 13th edition of “Sanchar Sarika 2021”, the Hindi Annual Magazine being published by BSNL Corporate Office  up to 05/09/2021.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

 4 SEP 21: Tele-density and Market Share Report as on 30/06/2021.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

 2 SEP 21: Status of transfers of JTOs/SDEs in Electrical wing: SNEA MH is continuously pursuing for consideration of pending requests and filling vacant posts by calling options willingness. Accordingly for Telecom, Civil and Account wings the willingness were called but the proposal for Electrical wing was moved without calling for options and publication of data related to justified, working, excess/shortage of executives of Electrical wing in particular SSA/BA.

SNEA MH has raised concern about it and now it is decided to call for options for consideration of transfers in Electrical wing as done by Civil and other wings. This the proposal for transfers processed earlier has been kept aside and process will start fresh starting with publication of Executive strength and Excess/shortage thereof and by calling options for filling vacant posts. As total number of executives working in Electrical wing are less as compared to Telecom/ Account wing i.e. about 100, SNEA MH will pursue for calling for options for filling vacant posts as well as for posting substitute to the executives who have completed three years of stay at working station and have submitted own cost request for transfers. Let us hope for best.  

 

 2 SEP 21: Jt GM Pers BSNL CO issued orders extending timelines for all other activities related to e APR of 2020-21 except submission of self-appraisal and now reporting of all pending e –APRs can be done up to 15/09/2021 and reviewing can be done by 30/09/2021.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

 2 SEP 21: DGM HR Mumbai endorsed BSNL CO letter  for circulation of provisional All India Eligibility List 3 of JTOs in Telecom wing recruited during Year 2009 to 2012 and calling for Objections/Omissions/Objections errors in this AEIL 3 by email on adhrd2018@gmail.com latest by 15/09/2021.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

2 SEP 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued posting orders Shri. S. K. Rashinkar, DE Bihar Circle on his re-joining in Maharashtra Circle and as per request, he is posted at Pune SSA.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

 2 SEP 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued orders for relieving of AO under transfer to all India Hard Tenure Stations in NE-I Circle.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

31 AUG 21: DGM Legal Mumbai  calls for willingness from AO in Pay Scale of E3/E4 for the post as DGM Finance Planning at Circle Office Mumbai which will be vacant after implementation of pending All India Hard Tenure Transfer. Letter <<<>>> 

·        Last date for submission of willingness is 03/09/2021 and if no option received, then senior most AO working in Circle Office Mumbai will be given responsibility of DGM FP Mumbai under LA Arrangements. 

·        Actually the period of DGM /CAO working under LA Arrangement throughout Maharashtra Circle is over and hence options/willingness should have been called by publishing Circle seniority and names of the Officers who are willing to work as IFAs in all BAs and Circle Office.

·        Hopefully corrective action with separate letter will be issued calling for options for all posts as per the Circle Seniority of AOs. 

 

31 AUG 21: AGM DPC SM BSNL CO writes to Circle Heads  for circulation of provisional All India Eligibility List 3 of JTOs in Telecom wing recruited during Year 2009 to 2012 and calling for Objections/Omissions/Objections errors in this AEIL. Letter <<<>>> 

 

31 AUG 21: PGM NWP CNO BSNL CO writes to CGMT MH Circle for taking over  of operations of MTNL Mumbai  the MTNL Mumbai Mobile Network by BSNL w.e.f. 01/09/2021. Letter <<<>>> 

 

31 AUG 21: AGM Pers SEA BSNL CO writes reminder letter to Circle Heads  calling for information required for Provisional All India Gradation List No 5 for JAOs of DR 2015 Batch. Letter <<<>>> 

 

30 AUG 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued orders confirming the Circle tenure stations  within Maharashtra Circle even while posting in CNTXW Circle and accordingly Tenure facility is granted to Shri. C R Talwar, JTO posted from Solapur to CNTXW Ratngiri. Letter <<<>>> 

·        In recent past CNTXW has started demanding JTOs from Maharashtra Circle by showing vacant posts at particular locations and as many willingness were received same were given consideration for posting at same locations.

·        But while posting at CNTXW Akola, Pandarpur and Ratnagiri, no options were received and in that case junior most JTO in stay of SSA was posted to these stations under CNTXW Circle.

·        SNEA has taken matter and clarified that the stand taken by administration to post junior most is wrong and it is double transfer and double cost and requested whoever is posted to these SSAs having shortage of executives, then new incumbent may be posted to CNTXW and same was accepted by CGMT MH Circle.

·        Accordingly many orders are revised for changing posting to CNTXW Circle and Shri. C R Talwar, JTO Solapur who was earlier posted to Ratnagiri SSA on basis of circle long stay was then posted to CNTXW Ratnagiri. But may be due to oversight, it was not mentioned that he is posted at Tenure station.

·        Shri. Talwar represented the case many time, but his request was shown dust bin and even his personal visits did not taken on paper.

·        Thereafter SNEA MH has taken up matter with AD Staff A Mumbai, she agreed to it and directed us to discuss with DGM legal Mumbai.

·        We have discussed it with DGM legal Mumbai and he was of the opinion that it will be decided by CNTXW Circle, when we have given detail feedback on subject , as usual he pointed out fingers at CGMT MH Circle.

·        When request of Shri. Talwar was processed in file, the file was returned by DGM legal Mumbai without reaching to higher officers and matter was undecided.

·        Later SNEA MH has taken matter with GM HR Admn Mumbai and CGMT MH Mumbai and CGMT MH has directed to take corrective action in our meeting dated 23/08/2021.

·        But even after instructions of CGMT MH the file was not moved as DGM Legal Mumbai was rigid on his stand of not issuing any such corrigendum and was of the opinion that tenure in CNTXW will be decided by CNTXW and not by MH Circle.

·        Then SNEA MH has again taken up matter with GM HR Admn Mumbai on 28/08/2021 and he also was of same opinion as that of DGM Legal Mumbai.

·        We have brought to notice of GM HR Admn Mumbai that DGM Legal Mumbai is misleading him and brought to his notice that Shri. Talwar is transferred to Tenure Station on Circle Long stay basis and it is administrative requirement and not that of Shri. Talwar.

·        We also added that if Shri. Talwar will not be given Tenure facilities then he should posted to other non-Tenure stations and he is ready for such own cost transfer for Kalyan SSA. But GM HR Admn Mumbai informed that this will be decided by CNTXW Circle and there is no role of Maharashtra Circle.

·        Then we brought to his notice that if posting to CNTXW Circle is not in purview of Maharashtra Circle, then why his office has issued transfer order of JTO CNTXW Gadchiroli on pick and choose basis on completion of tenure and posted him to Nagpur SSA, but not relieved for years together making it extremely complicated transfer. We firmly demanded for uniform policy applicable to all.

·        Finally, GM HR Admn Mumbai got clear picture on the subject and this order is issued wherein not only posting of Shri. Talawr is modified from Non-Tenure to Tenure stations but clarified that henceforth any JTO who will be posted in CNTXW Circle at these Tenure stations will be covered under tenure facilities.

·        SNEA MH conveys sincere thanks and gratitude to Shri. Ramakant Sharma, CGMT MH Circle, Shri. S. V. Nakhale GM HR Admn Mumbai and  Mrs. Shaila Khadgi AD Staff A Mumbai  for understanding the issue to depth by overcoming misleading information given by its own officer and finally issuing such corrective orders making this issue of posting to CNTXW at Tenure stations crystal clear to one and all.

·        We also convey special thanks to Shri. Baban S. Laswante, DGM Legal Mumbai who has taken rigid stand not to issue corrigendum for Shri. Talwar and due to this only matter has been cleared for all JTOs who are/will be posted at these Circle Tenure stations under CNTXW Circle.

 

30 AUG 21: DGM Legal Mumbai endorsed the BSNL CO letter calling detailed information on facility of immunity granted to OBs of Recognised Unions/ Associations and Support Association. Letter <<<>>> 

 

30 AUG 21: DGM Admn Mumbai endorsed the BSNL CO letter calling for Articles, Stories, Gazals, Poems etc by email for 13th edition of “Sanchar Sarika 2021”, the Hindi Annual Magazine being published by BSNL Corporate Office. Letter <<<>>> 

 

30 AUG 21: DGM HR Mumbai endorsed ALTTC letter for nominations for online Training for IOs and POs scheduled on 03 & 04 Sept 2021. Letter <<<>>> 

 

30 AUG 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued orders for looking After Arrangements for EE Elect Mumbai with immediate corrigendum to this LA order. Letter <<<>>>   Corrigendum <<<>>> 

 

 30 AUG 21: DGM Estt BSNL CO issued orders for certain amendment in Para 9 of BSNL Transfer Policy. Letter <<<>>> 

·        The Rule 9 Temporary transfers will now be considered in cases of medical emergency for self /family or dependent parents for the chronic diseases viz Cancer, renal failure, poliomyelitis (for children), Cerebral palsy, spastics, TB, Thalassemia Major , in case of some unfortunate reasons, the official himself/ herself became handicapped with minimum disability as defined for eligibility for a Govt./ PSU Job and in case of spouse ground where spouse is working in Central Govt., State Govt. or other PSUs as permanent employee.

·        Rule 9 transfers will be considered after completion of three years of service.

·        Rule 9 transfers will be for fixed period and maximum period of deputation will be two years in one stretch. It is reduced from earlier five years to two years.

·        Rule 9 cases will be now reviewed once in year preferably in Moth of April effective from Year 2022.

·        The provisions of Para 9 will be applicable to all employees of BSNL regardless of mode of recruitment. 

·       This amendment will help in settlement of the under Rule 8 and Rule 9 requests pending out of Maharashtra Circle.

 

27 AUG 21: Meeting with CGMT MH Circle on current HR Issues:  Shri. Abhay Kesarkar, Joint Secretary CE SNEA MH and Shri. M. S. Adasul, CS SNEA MH had meeting with Shri. Ramakant Sharma, CGMT MH Circle on 23/08/2021 at 1130 hrs in his chamber to discuss the urgent HR issues. The meeting was held in presence of Shri. S. V. Nakhale GM HR Admn Mumbai, Shri. K. H. More, GM HR Admn Mumbai and Shri. Baban S. Laswante, DGM Legal Mumbai. 

At the outset, we conveyed sincere thanks and gratitude to Shri. Ramakant Sharma, CGMT MH Circle and his team for giving choice to executives to choose SSA during second phase of transfer orders, giving consideration to requests for change of SSA in Tenure orders/Non Tenure stations, publication of long stay data of JEs, giving consideration to educational and medical ground genuine requests, listening to genuine medical grievances of executives in person , reducing total number of transfers to certain extent, reduction in cost transfers and Clearing long pending Medical bills. We specially brought to notice of CGMT MH the sincere efforts taken by Shri. S.V. Nakhale, GM HR Admn Mumbai in clearing old and current medical bills of working as well retired employees which were pending for long time and conveyed special thanks to both of them.

In continuation of our discussions, we have shared the Association wise membership of executives before and after window for change of membership is closed as on 31/07/2021. We narrated that SNEA MH continues to be association representing masses and though it was propagated by some individuals that the membership of SNEA will be reduced, over the period practically the membership of SNEA has increased throughout Maharashtra Circle. Majority of executives in Maharashtra Circle continues their strong and devoted faith and support to SNEA. During this period Total 168 new members joined SNEA family and 73 have left SNEA family and overall there is net increase of membership by 95 members in SNEA family. CGMT MH asked how total number of executives in increased in July 2021 from 1844 to 2006. We have responded that some of executives who were not member of any association as on June 2021, have now opted for membership of either association and hence there is increase in total number. CGMT MH further asked how the total number of executives in Maharashtra in more than the working executives, we have updated that certain officers are having dual membership with serving association and welfare association SEWA which is permitted and hence there is addition in total numbers. We also added that till there are certain executives who are not members of any association and they are nor reflected in this sheet. CGMT MH asked if there is increase in membership of majority and support association then membership of which association is reduced wherein we have shared that members of AIBSNLA have shifted over the period. We have specifically narrated that SNEA is leading masses everywhere and SNEA continues with strong support of executives in Maharashtra Circle as out of total 2016 executives in Maharashtra Circle, about 164 are having dual membership. Thus out of total 1852 executives working in Maharashtra Circle, SNEA is having membership of 1224 executives. As such, SNEA has more responsibilities of executives in Maharashtra Circle and requested CGMT MH for kind support in resolution of issues of executives in Maharashtra Circle.

Status of changeover of membership of associations as on 31st July 2021: <<<<>>>

SSA wise membership of different associations after changeover window: <<<<>>>

We have further details discussions on pending and current HR issues and details of issues and discussions thereof is as follows.

1.     Removal of harsh conditions on grant of leave to executives under transfer: We have brought to the notice of CGMT MH that each and every transfer order one stringent condition is mentioned by staff section in copy paste manner that the leave, if any, requested by the officer under transfer should not be allowed/sanctioned by SSA/Unit Head, without the approval of Circle Office Mumbai. We added that this is very harsh condition and it is creating issues for executive to complete personal/family works before he is being relived on transfer. Further sanction of leave is within purview of Controlling Officers/SSA/BA/Unit Heads and not under Circle Office. CGMT MH asked GM HR Admn Mumbai, the idea behind it and what are specific words used in the orders making is harsh. GM HR Admn Mumbai informed that on transfers some executives applies leave and are not getting relieved and try to avoid transfers and hence this condition is imposed. CGMT MH added that leave granted is used as tool for non-implementation of transfers and there should not be any issue in it. We elaborated that every executive is not avoiding transfer and there are issues which he/she needs to clear it before transfer is implemented for that leave is required. CGMT MH informed that they can take casual leave and complete it. We added that someone may have finished his/her CLs and leave cannot be granted more than 2-3 days at a time and even though such condition is put up in transfer orders certain executives have certain unavoidable issues/difficulties and he/she prefers to opt for absconding but did not join duties at transferred place. As such there is no purpose in putting such condition for all executives under transfer and that to be in each and every transfer order in copy/paste manner. Further we added that leave may not be granted after date of relieving of executive under transfer, but there should not be any issue in granting any type of leave asked by concerned executive before this date for relieving of executives. We firmly requested for removal of this harsh condition and let the controlling Officers/SSA Heads decide on granting of leave if requested by concerned executive under transfers may it be restricted up to date of relieving of concerned officer given by Circle office in transfer order. CGMT MH agreed to concern expressed by us and directed GM HR Admn Mumbai to review this condition suitably so that executives do not face hardship/difficulties on transfers.

2.     Giving Sufficient/minimum time for implementation of Transfer Orders: We have further drawn attention of CGMT MH on the less time period given for relieving of executives under transfers and in recent case only about one week time is given for SSAs/BAs in relieving of executives under transfers. The time taken for review of already issued transfer order is about one month but time given for implementation orders is about one week is not correct. We added that the time given is not sufficient time for representing grievances of executives under transfers if any or in completing office/personal/family works and responsibilities before transfer. Further, such short time period for implementation of transfer orders is creating hardship for SSA/BA administration to arrange the substitute in posting even under looking after arrangements and we requested to give sufficient time in relieving of executives. CGMT MH informed that these orders are already delayed and as these are review orders, the less time was given. We narrated that there are some fresh orders issued in this review and all are not old orders and we have no issue in short time given in present order as it is already being implemented or some time more is given by administration by delayed ERP relieving. But in case of future transfer orders sufficient time should be given for target date for relieving of executive on transfers. CGMT MH accepted the concern expressed by association and assured to take care in future.

3.     Settlement of long pending Dispute between Staff and Account wing and clearance of pending issues thereof: We have once again drawn attention of CGMT MH about undue delay in settlement of ongoing dispute between account Section and Staff Section on handing over and taking over of the FC section files and it is not resolved even after repeated discussions with all concerned officers and even after directions of CGMT MH. We have specifically narrated that the keys of section and its cupboards are with officers in Staff section and it is seen that occasionally some files are being taken from FC section. But for common works like confirmation of JAOs, Time Bound Promotions of Account wing Executives, Refund of Security deposits etc no action has been taken. Same is case with individual cases, some cases are being resolved proactively, while some cases are delayed deliberately. We specifically narrated the classical example of long pending request by Shri. Altab Malik then JAO Mumbai for issuing formal letter about acceptance of resignation which is not issued even after his repeated request since last one and half year i.e. since Jan 2020 event though matter has been discussed with earlier GM HR Admn Mumbai, new GM HR adman Mumbai and was discussed in last meeting with CGMT MH and firm assurance is given for its resolution. On our queries and persuasion it is repeatedly quoted by DGM legal and AD Staff A Mumbai that Account Section has to handover file one to one and are firm that they have not received files of FC section and no one is serious about resolution of this dispute. When GM Fin Mumbai has directed DGM TR Mumbai to handover files one by one, AD Staff A Mumbai and mainly DGM Legal Mumbai is not ready stating that one JAO/AO should be spared by GM Fin Mumbai for this FC section related works, and same is not given consideration by GM Fin Mumbai with stand that they have already handed over JAO FC Mumbai and its mistake of staff section that they are using him for different works. As such, this dispute for last one and half year is not resolved even after firm assurance by CGMT MH in last 2-3 meetings. We requested CGMT MH to seriously look into this dispute and settle it once for all. CGMT MH asked status of handing over and taking of FC section files from GM HR Admn Mumbai, he informed that he had discussed this issue with GM Fin Mumbai once and has to once again discuss the matter with GM Fin Mumbai. GM HR Admn firmly assured to CGMT MH that he will discuss it today itself with GM Fin Mumbai and resolve the issues to its conclusion. Intervening matter DGM Legal Mumbai once again informed that only letter is issued by FC section and no files are handed over to him or any other officer in staff section and shown copy of such formal letter. CGMT MH did not take note of this letter and directed GM HR Admn to resolve the issue. Then DGM Legal Mumbai informed that now the matter has been discussed and it is decided by GM Fin Mumbai to spare one JAO/AO who will take over the files and charge of FC section and he/she will be responsible for HR activities of FC section under Staff section Mumbai. CGMT MH directed GM HR Admn Mumbai to resolve this issue on top most priority and works of confirmation of JAOs, refund of security deposits, Time Bound promotions should not be delayed just for non-completion of Taking over Handing Over files of FC section. Finally, GM HR Admn Mumbai firmly assured to get the dispute resolved today itself and take care of pending HR issues related to FC section. 

4.     Official letter for change of tenure stations of Account wing: We have once again reminded CGMT MH about this issue discussed in last meeting and his directions to issue formal and official letter for Change of Account wing Circle tenure stations at part with Telecom wing. CGMT asked additional information on this subject and we have responded that though decision has been taken on request of SNEA MH to issue formal letter for change of Circle tenure SSAs. We narrated how it has created certain issues and how it can be settled with formal letter by Staff section. Finally CGMT MH firmly directed to GM HR Admn Mumbai to issue formal orders for change of Circle Tenure stations for account wing at par with Telecom and other wings

5.     Pick and choose retention of specific officers and no substitute arrangements for prolonged period with injustice to others: We have brought to the notice of CGMT MH the unrest among the executives about pick and choose retention of executives by Circle Office on recommendation of certain SSA/BA /Unit Heads and also specifically by Circle Office. We have narrated that one can understand retention of expertise in different fields as it is supportive to BSNL, but there is need of certain time frame for retention and on name of expertise the said executives are retained for years together and other are compelled to join at odd places is not correct and many executives have expressed serious feeling and protest against such retention. We further demanded that whenever any executive is retained on administrative grounds , it should be for limited period of six months or one year and not for years together as seen in some cases and at the same time of retention order substitute needs to be posted for such expertise and he/she should be relieved in time bound manner. It is unfortunate that no steps are taken by concerned SSA/BA/Unit Heads or by Circle Office in making substitute arrangement for executives retained on basis of certain expertise and demanded for dealing all such cases in uniform policy manner so that there is no unrest among others. CGMT MH added that the retention is done regardless of association and some of members of SNEA may also be there. We have cleared that there are certain members of SNEA also are retained , rather retained executives may be more in numbers as SNEA is having more membership, but SNEA members never demand for such discrimination and they are ready for supporting any action in policy manner, but it is certain SSA/BA/Unit Heads are given such opportunity due to their expertise, they are enjoying it, any such experts SNEA Members have come forwards at their own and opted for suitable posting and others will definitely come forward if this issue is decided in policy manner. CGMT MH informed that the matter has been already discussed and he has directed GM HR Admn Mumbai to have list of all such Officers retained on administrative ground even though they were part of SSA/Circle Long stay list and to take corrective action for making substitute arrangements and relieving or issuing transfer orders of all such retained officers on transfers in time bound manner of six months.

6.     Action on ERP relieving of executives from Tenure stations: We have conveyed thanks to CGMT MH for his instructions to BA/SSA Heads for relieving of executives working at Tenure stations by 20/08/2021 and it is result of his instructions that many of them are relieved by now. Sindhudurg, Gadchiroli SSA have relieved all officers under transfers and Goa & Ratnagiri SSAs have relieved officers partially and till some of the executives are not relieved by SSA/BA Heads for want of relievers. We also narrated that in some cases relievers also have joined but BA Heads have taken stand that these executives will be relieved only after completion of some works /tasks which is not correct and creating hardship to executives who have completed their tenure. All these works can be taken care by substitute posted, but this method is adopted for some executives and are not being relieved and requested for relieving of these officers from ERP by Circle Office. CGMT MH informed that he also is getting many such complaints and hence he has already directed GM HR Admn Mumbai to relieve these officers, but till file has not reached to him. GM HR informed that he has sent file just today morning. Finally CGMT MH informed that he will approve the proposal today itself and all the executives under transfer to and from tenure stations will be relieved through ERP. He further added that similar action will be taken for other transfers orders which will not be implemented even after giving sufficient time for relieving by SSAs.

7.     Consideration of Request transfers from Non-tenure SSAs: SNEA has drawn attention of CGMT MH towards undue delay in restoration of request transfers from Non-Tenure stations to Non-tenure stations and unrest among these executives who are waiting for releasing orders kept in abeyance. We added that after order dated 22/05/2021, many executives have shifted family and there after the order has been kept in abeyance on 02/06/2021 and since then much time is taken for review of orders is first and second phase. The request transfers is simple process which are be operated in one to one manner and there is no need of any special review and time of three months has been already taken by Staff section which is more than sufficient. Responding to this demand GM HR Admn Mumbai informed that these request can be given consideration in March 2022 as already much transfers are issued and now it is matter of few months and his stand was proactively supported by DGM Legal Mumbai. We have protested this stand and idea of further delaying request transfers and told in clear words that it has no meaning in discussing such proposal as it will be injustice to the executives whose orders were issued and not implemented even though SSAs have issued formal orders for same as order was kept in abeyance by Circle Office. We added that already many of the executives under this transfer order with request transfers are relieved and joined at new place and now it has no meaning that orders are continued in abeyance since June 2021 will be restored in Mar 2022. This is deliberate attempt to delay works just to create panic among the executives who are waiting for their request transfers for last two years and cannot be justified by any means. CGMT MH intervened matter and firmly assured that he is committed for releasing the transfer orders kept in abeyance and it is matter of time as he want to confirm that orders issued till now are implemented. He added that no one want to join at place of transfer and many are meeting him for cancellation of transfers, change of SSA and some of them are creating pressure from outside also and hence he want to implement the transfer orders issued in first and second phase of review. We have expressed concern that the matter is delayed and there are no serious issues in implementation of this already issued orders as only about 70 executives request are pending now and out of that about 30 can be settled in one to one request as substitute from both the SSA are available at own cost. There are about 25 Request which can be implemented in chain with one substitute at one of the SSA from which chain is started and thus with just 8 to 10 substitutes request of 25-30 3xexutives can be given consideration. We added that unfortunately such chain approach is not taken care by Staff section as no serious efforts are taken in this directions which has been followed for years together. We shared sample list of one to one Mutual Request transfers Copy <<<>>> and how chain transfer can be implemented in chain by putting minimum substitute i.e. one substitute for implementation of 2-4 transfers from different SSAs. Copy <<<>>>>. Thus out of 70 pending requests, majority of requests can be given consideration in this manner and for remaining only substitute is required on one to one basis. Further many executives are waiting for giving options for nearby SSA, but it is being spread by some prominent officers in Staff Section that no further transfer will be restored and if restored only one to one substitute will be given consideration and hence many have not submitted requests. If matter is clear that how many request are being implemented, then it will be suitably responded by executives by giving options to avoid transfers at odd locations and this has been seen in the recent orders for filling shortage in SSAs. Only required is action and willingness on part of certain officers of Staff to move further in implementation of already issued request transfers. In conclusion, CGMT MH firmly assured that all these requests will be reviewed and restored and in overall process it will take months’ time.

8.     Publication of list of Own cost request transfers kept in abeyance including other pending request transfers: During discussions on restoration of request transfers kept in abeyance, the issue of posting of substitute on one to one basis and cost thereof was discussed. We have requested CGMT MH to publish list of pending request transfers including names of executives whose requests are kept in abeyance and call for options for posting substitutes. In excess to shortage orders, such options were called and many have opted for transfer at own cost just to avoid posting at odd locations. Thus good amount of cost of transfers is saved and inconvenience too many executives due to transfer at odd places is avoided or reduced to better extent. In similar manner, if options from substitutes are called in consideration of request transfers in total transparent manner from Non-tenure to Non-tenure stations, definitely good number of executives will opt for suitable locations and this will reduce burdon of company cost transfers and will help executives in getting posting at most suitable place. CGMT MH agreed to the concern expressed by SNEA and directed GM HR Admn Mumbai to prepare list of all such request and call for options for posting substitute at the earliest. 

9.     Publication of long stay list of executives from each SSA due for transfers while considering request transfers: We elaborated need of publishing list of long stayed officers of all the SSAs or at least for the SSAs where incoming requests are pending and to the extent of double than the request are pending to that particular SSA. With such transparent action for calling for options, the hardship faced by executives by posting at odd place is avoided and cost of transfers is also reduced. It was raised by DGM legal that it is not required as already said data is published and CGMT MH also added that if already data is published, then what is need to again published. We have added that this updated data after deleting names of officers already relieved from SSAs needs to be published so that one at top of list understands his/her correct position and opt for any suitable SSAs as per his /her choice if any. Adding to discussions DGM legal informed that many are granted immunity from transfers on association, medical and educational grounds and supported stand of association that if data of executives under zone of consideration with names excluded from transfers is published, then it will be easy for getting more willingness/options for consideration of request transfers. Finally, CGMT MH directed GM HR Admn Mumbai that while calling for options names of the executives with highest stay in that particular SSAs with 25% additional names from that SSA may published so that no one complains that he/she was not aware about long stay which has been observed in recent transfers. 

10.            Corrigendum for wrong suppression of Orders issued by Staff section: We have informed CGMT MH that we have already raised concern about sentence in last order that Annexure C of order dated 22/05/2021 is suppressed with new order dated 31/07/2021, but some of the executives under transfer in this order and annexure are relieved and joined at new place of posting and order is already partially implemented in respect of annexure C and it cannot be suppressed in total. Hence there is need of corrigendum as per our discussions with DGM Legal and GM HR Admn Mumbai and it is assured to issue corrigendum. Intervening matter, DGM legal Mumbai confirmed that corrigendum needs to be issued as partial orders are implemented and assured that necessary corrigendum will be issued and there is no need of further discussions on it.

11.            Rumors spread on different HR issues and mainly on restoration of request transfers kept in abeyance and need of corrective action: During discussions on review of request transfers kept in abeyance, we have drawn attention of CGMT MH on different rumors spread from the Staff section and specifically DGM Legal Mumbai is informing to executives who are making queries on restoration of their pending requests transfers and even to some GM level Officers that no request transfers will be given consideration till March 2022. This misleading information has created panic among concerned executives and many are making calls and queries and fear that their transfer order will not be given consideration and these officers are visiting to Circle Office. But as matter was cleared by CGMT MH that all request transfer from all wings will be given consideration in a policy manner and no need to worry about it and hence we also have not stressed more discussions on this issue.

12.            Issues related to DE Transfers: We have narrated hardship faced by DEs due to pick and choose transfers on name of excess Executives in small SSAs like Wardha and Jalna SSA. These officers have completed three years tenure and their transfer order was issued for the SSA requested, but same is now reviewed and these officers are transferred at odd locations on name of excess to shortage. It was quite possible that the request of these officers are given consideration and the vacant posts are filled as per policy guidelines for filling vacant posts like for tenure station posting in Gadchiroli and Raigad, the AGM/DE in top of the Circle long stayed list should have been posted but same is not taken care and DE with minimum stay is posted to Gadchiroli. While transferring out from SSAs having shortage, the longest stayed DE/AGM should have been transferred, but the AGM/DE with shortest stay is transferred and there is deliberate injustice to these executives. We also added that the posting at Raigad SSA also own cost willingness is given and the very purpose of posting TDM Raigad is not taken care properly. We have expressed that it was possible to give consideration in Proper manner thereby saving company cost as well as by giving consideration to the request by individuals. We have submitted proposal and list of such requests and discussed all these cases. Copy <<<>>>.  GM HR Admn Mumbai assured that medical request of Mrs. P B Khare AGM Pune will be taken care, request of Shri. A D Badhe and Shri V K Dhore, both the AGMs for posting to Amaravati will be kept alive and they will be posted to Amaravati SSA in due course of time by possible rearrangements.  For posting to Raigad SSA, CGMT MH informed that concern expressed by association is already taken care and the rearrangement has been already under consideration and orders will be issued shortly. We have once again requested CGMT MH to give justice to the AGMs/DEs who are being troubled by transfers against guidelines on subject and give consideration to own cost requests of DEs/AGMs and give them justice.

13.            Undue delay in consideration of Rule 8 /Rule 9 requests by JAOs/JTOs: We have once again shared unrest among JTOs/JAOs who are waiting for their transfer for last one year. It was assured in last meeting that matter will be reviewed after review of transfers and review has been delayed but no action has been taken for issuing Rule 8 request transfers even though consent has been received from about all Circles before six to eight months. We also added that some of JTOs are promoted as SDE and have opted under OTP for transfer as SDE and there is reduction in total number of requests under Rule 8 transfers of JTOs and only five JTOs are left for consideration of Requests under Rule 8 out of which consent has been already received for all requests except one as consent is not yet called by MH Circle. JTO List <<<>>>. Same is case with JAO Rule 8 transfers and only 17 Requests are pending for consideration out of which all formalities except final order is completed in about 80% Cases and only required is final approval of CGMT MH to issue formal orders. The files for rule 8 transfers are initiated but are returned before it is reaching to CGMT MH and hence matter is not cleared.  JAO List <<<>>>. CGMT MH once again informed that Rule 8 requests are not being given consideration as there is acute shortage of JAOs/JTOs in Maharashtra Circle. We once again shown figures of account wing working all over India and pointed out how Maharashtra Circle is having highest number of executives as compared to any other circle.  Circle wise Strength of AOs/JAOs <<<>>>. CGMT MH replied that there are certain works like centralized billing activities which are taken care by Maharashtra Circle and not by other Circles. He also added that some of JAOs are posted in EB section for important revenue activities. We replied that we fully agree with the concern of billing and EB works , but till there are more than sufficient JAOs/AOs to relieve these JAOs under Rule 8 transfers and there is no shortage. The Maharashtra Circle in comes under Category one Circle like Karnataka, Gujarat or Kerala Circle and the manpower available with these Circles is much less than Maharashtra Circle and the propagation that there is shortage in Maharashtra Circle is wrong. Further there is no chance of new recruitment and Maharashtra Circle has already sent 79 JAOs working on deputation even though some of them have not worked even for six months in MH Circle. When Maharashtra Circle can send these many Executives on deputation for years together by overruling BSNL guidelines, there is no meaning in troubling the JAOs/JTOs who have not requested for Rule 9 deputation and have sincerely completed five years are not being relieved is total and deliberate injustice to them. CGMT MH shared that Rule 9 policy is being misused and once JAO/JTO is transferred he/she will not come back. We have shared some example wherein said executives are willing to join back to Maharashtra Circle, but no such formal request letter is issued even after directions by CGMT MH in last meeting. DGM legal requested us to give list of JAOs under Rule 8 transfers so that action can be taken on calling them back. Though we were not having list of JAOs working on deputation out of MH Circle ready with us during meeting later we have shared it with DGM legal and GM HR Admn. Copy <<<>>>. With this we made it crystal clear that there is no issue in issuing relieving orders of all these JTOs/JAOs under rule 8 as all formalities are completed and there is no shortage as being propagated by certain officers. Further, Circle Office has not to think much on it as their relieving will be done by concerned SSA/BA/Unit Heads by local arrangements as followed in past. CGMT MH was of the opinion that this rule 8 transfer policy is wrong and one who is recruited for particular Circle should work in same Circle till he/she becomes SDE. We responded that this policy is finalized by BSNL CO and we are only pursuing for following existing guidelines, if same are modified, we will not pursue at that time. We also added that if guidelines are modified, same will effective for all future orders and not these old orders and these executives should not be troubled further. CGMT MH expressed that he is not against any request transfer and not against any individual but he has to look into administrative issues also and only concern is of shortage of executives. We added that thousands have opted for VRS, but till show is going on and works are being managed and if few JAOs/JTOs are transferred to other SSAs, it will be helpful for BSNL as well as individuals. CGMT MH responded that if he gets few JAOs back in Maharashtra Circle, he has no issue and will surely give consideration to all request transfer of JTOs and JAOs. On pending rule 9 transfers, CGMT MH was rigid that no Rule 9 transfer will be given consideration, but we requested him that request on grounds as mentioned under Rule 9 policy like critical medical illness should be given consideration on humanitarian grounds and Rule 9 policy is mainly to deal with all such cases. CGMT MH stated that if one case is given consideration, then all other starts pursuing it and he is getting many calls from different officers of BSNL and political leaders for consideration of such transfers. CGMT MH specifically added that he also want to get rid of these calls by issuing all Rule 8 Transfer orders. Finally CGMT MH directed GM HR Admn Mumbai for writing to all Circles for releasing JAOs/JTOs working on deputation under Rule 8 and also directed to give consideration to all Rule 8 Request transfers accordingly and assured to think on the rule 9 request under grounds critical illness as policy matter.

14.             Requirement of additional Executives at Nagpur BA and retentions thereof: We have specifically narrated administrative issues in Nagpur SSA and hardship to executives due to mass transfers out of Nagpur SSA. We have specifically added that Nagpur is most popular station in Vidarbha area and more and more request are seen for Nagpur. Further BSNL is planning Nodal Centre for C-PAN activities at Nagpur and there is need of more executives at Nagpur SSA. CGMT MH informed that he has already discussed this issue with BA Head Nagpur and he has assured to take care of all such shortages and manage the show with available executives. CGMT MH further added that at popular stations like Nagpur, many executives are opting for All India Hard Tenure station and joining back to Nagpur so the shortage in Nagpur SSA will be surely filled in and BA Head is firm on managing this shortage and hence there should not be any issue and retention on administrative grounds. We have narrated case of Shri. Ravi Binak JTO as special retention in Nagpur SSA and unrest among executives in Nagpur SSA as others junior to him in stay are being transferred out of Nagpur SSA. In response CGMT MH informed that this retention is for temporary period of four months due to Technical work he has done in development of attendance app and cleared that he will be surely relived after by transfer on long stay basis.

15.            Posting of executives to and from Pune SSA and Pune Mobile/Nodal: We have once again discussed with CGMT MH the issue of posting of executives from Pune TD to Pune Mobile/Nodal and about some misleading information being spread on the subject matter. CGMT MH informed that though there are some issues raised by Mobile section Pune in issuing the transfers by PGMT Pune, there is no change is policy decided that transfer from Pune TD to Pune Mobile/Nodal and vice versa will be decided by PGMT Pune as per combined long stay list of Pune TD/ Pune Mobile/Pune Nodal and cleared that PGMT Pune will issue all such transfers orders from Pune SSA to Pune Mobile/Nodal and vice versa to as per directions already issued on the subject. 

16.            Immunity granted to OBs of non-recognized District Bodies: We have narrated how the staff section is granting immunity to certain OBs whose election for the post of OB eligible for immunity are not approved but the OBs in such non recognised District Body are given immunity from Transfers. CGMT MH asked details from DGM Admn and DGM Legal, but both of them informed that there is no such case. CGMT MH directed us to give particulars cases wherein such action has been taken. We shared such examples and clarified how immunity has been granted when till today the District Body has not been approved by said SSA. After understanding issues to depth, CGMT MH directed GM HR Admn Mumbai to look into all such cases and take corrective action in all such cases of wrongly immunity granted and also to take care in future.

17.             Misuse of facility of grant of Immunity to avoid transfers to tenure stations and get posting to choice SSA: We have informed CGMT MH that certain officers are using facility for grant of immunity to the OBs of prominent associations. We informed that it has been already defined that the executive who is due for transfer to Circle tenure station will not be posted to Non-Tenure station and by taking corrective action, transfer of Shri. Tidake SDE Beed and Shri. Supekar SDE Beed has been modified from Circle Office to Ratnagiri and Osmanabad to Sindhudurg respectively. But same principal in not followed in case of Sri. Azar Shaikh JTO Beed. He is longest stayed officer   and due for Tenure transfer and has opted for grant of immunity and immunity is granted. But now his request is given consideration for posting to own cost request to Satara SSA. It means the immunity is required for transfer to Tenure station, but when it comes choice station posting there is no need of immunity. This is clear cut example of misuse of immunity and hence demanded for corrective action either by granting him immunity as DS at Beed or transfer him to Tenure station where his transfer was due. If it is decided by Management that as policy matter all such request after grant of immunity will be given consideration to choice station, then we have no issue and make it well defined policy and apply for it. Further if executive due for transfer to tenure station is to be given consideration to Non-tenure stations, then please give consideration to all such requests i.e. Request of Shri. Tidke to Circle Office Mumbai, request of Shri. Supekar for posting to Beed, Request of Shri. Sunil Rokade to Circle Office Mumbai, Request of Shri. Nerkar to Jalna or nearby SSAs and request of Shri. Gulhane to Bhandara or nearby SSA as per transfer orders issued earlier. But this application only to Shri Azar Shaikh that to be with misuse of facility of immunity should not be allowed and should be corrected. CGMT MH directed GM HR Admn Mumbai to look into issues and take corrective action with equal treatment to all and also look into issues of misuse of facility to avoid transfer to Tenure stations.  

18.            Malpractices in excluding name of particular Officer on name possibility of mutual transfer: We have informed CGMT MH that Shri. V B Motghare SDE Nagpur is retained at Nagpur on pick and choose basis when he is due for transfer to SSAs having shortage of executives. We added that on queries with DGM legal Mumbai it has been informed that his name is excluded by CGMT MH directly and there is no role of below level officers in it. CGMT MH asked DGM legal what is the case wherein it was replied by DGM Legal Mumbai that Shri Motghare is due for transfers to SSAs having shortage but he met CGMT MH and informed that his transfer to Mumbai is possible in mutual with Shri Durgesh Baghele JTO Mumbai is possible and hence his name is excluded. CGMT MH informed that he do not remember any such case referred by him and asked us what is issue if such mutual transfer is given consideration at own cost. We have informed that all the officers who are in long stay are either transferred to Tenure Stations or to Non-Tenure Stations to fill vacant posts and no one is given any such consideration even after having certain genuine issues and are compelled to join at these places. We have narrated that it is not only case of mutual of Shri. Mothghare and Shri Baghale, but there are many such mutual cases possible, but none of case is given consideration. We submitted list of all such mutual transfers possible at own cost which are not given consideration at par with Shri. Mothghare.  Copy <<<>>>.   We narrated that it is unfortunate that all these requests are denied and only request of Shri. Mothghare is given consideration and we smell some malpractices in this pick and choose retention. DGM legal informed that this case will be given consideration as his spouse is transferred from Amaravati to Mumbai in Government Department and hence given consideration. We have brought to notice of CGMT MH that same formula/policy is not followed in case of Shri. Sunil Rokade JTO Nashik, whose transfer was already issued to Mumbai, for whom one to one substitute at own cost Shri Shailesh Dhande is rightly available and his spouse is also working in Government Organization Mumbai. But here the already issued transfer order of Shri. Sunil Rokade is being cancelled and he is posted to Raigad SSA and Shri. Motghare is given out of turn favor by removing his name from long stay transfers to Shortage SSA and given false assurance for posting to Circle office Mumbai on name of so called mutual transfers. We brought to the notice of CGMT MH that Shri. Motghare has visited Circle office and he is being directed by certain officers in Mumbai to meet CGMT MH on giving only single proposal of mutual transfer and neglecting all other mutual transfers possible in similar manner. DGM Legal informed that many executives are visiting Circle Office and there is no issue in visiting of Shri. Mothghare to Mumbai. We informed that it is agreed that many officers are visiting to Mumbai for their grievances but they are leaving Mumbai on same day or by next day, but Shri. Motghare has been stayed for long time and he was lobbying for his pick and choose transfer to Mumbai for period of more than one week by meeting different Officers for his pick and choose posting to Mumbai and mainly to avoid posting to Shortage SSA. DGM legal Mumbai informed that as his spouse is working in Mumbai he has stayed in Mumbai for more days.  We have informed that we have no issue if he is staying in Mumbai for any number of days, but this period is used by him for lobbying certain officers in managing his pick and choose posting is matter of concern. DGM legal informed that his spouse is transferred long back and he has requested on spouse ground and hence it is proposed to give consideration. We informed that posting of his spouse in in Navi Mumbai, Panvel and it was quiet possible for him to opt for Raigad, but he has not opted and he is lobbying for Mumbai and certain officers in staff section are supporting him for reasons known to them. We also added that for years together he was at Nagpur and his spouse was working in Amravati against spouse ground policy and all of sudden his case is being projected by certain officers as own cost mutual and spouse ground is result of such active support by certain officers giving scope to certain level of malpractices. We also clarified that we have no issue if CGMT MH is giving consideration of request of Shri. Mothghare to Circle Office Mumbai by excluding his name from Shortage SSA, but in this case our only demand is that all such officers who are demanding for change of SSA from tenure or shortage SSA should be given consideration and all should be posted at choice place at own cost. Whatever will be policy applicable should be applied uniformly for all and such trend being started in lobbying for posting my giving misleading or partial information to CGMT MH should be stopped. Finally, CGMT MH directed GM HR Admn Mumbai to review entire matter and update him about the issue to depth so that corrective action is taken in all such cases. 

19.            Undue delay in issuing fresh DGM LA orders due repeated illegal extensions: We have brought to the notice of CGMT MH that the DGM LA orders were issued in Nov 2020 for 179 days and said period is already over. But since then only extension orders are being issued and said extension period in July 2021 and since then DGMs are working illegally. The matter is deliberately delayed and undecided for fresh order and extensions are proposed and given illegally without any break even after completion of 179 days. We also narrated that the direct instructions of CGMT MH to issued additional DGM LA Orders in respect of Shri. P R Desai AGM EB Mumbai are not given response by Staff section for last six months. He is taking all responsibilities of DGM EB for last one year and fully deserves. But even after repeated instructions issued by CGMT MH since Feb 2021, no action has been taken care and deliberately matter is purposely delayed. Thus there is overall lethargic working approach is shown by certain officers in issuing DGM LA orders and requested CGMT MH for intervention for issuing fresh DGM LA Orders without any delay. Before response from CGMT MH, DGM Legal informed that he is waiting for joining of DEs under transfers so that fresh DGM LA can be issued. We have replied that about all DEs under transfer have joined or submitted representation which needs to be taken care. Also it should not be reason for issuing fresh orders. Even fresh orders can be issued as it is where it is at least for existing officers and if required additional orders can be issued for DEs who have not joined at transferred place for any reason. CGMT MH directed GM HR Admn Mumbai to issue fresh DGM LA orders immediately and GM HR Admn Mumbai assured to do so. On over delayed DGM LA proposal of Shri. P R Deasai AGM EB Mumbai, it was informed by DGM Legal that the VC for same is awaited and on receipt of VC same will be issued. We conveyed that it can be issued subject to VC as done in many cases and it should not be reason for delay of order for six months. DGM Legal informed that VC is expected today and orders will also be issued accordingly. CGMT MH informed that DGM LA of Shri. Desai is being taken care and orders for two DGM LA in Circle Office Mumbai will be issued shortly and once again directed for issuing fresh DGM LA Orders for filling all vacant post of DGMs throughout Maharashtra Circle under LA arrangements. 

20.             Consideration of long pending Request transfers of Account/Civil/Electrical wing Executives: We have once again narrated that the request transfers of Account, Civil and Electrical wing executives are not being taken care though assured in last meeting. Further the orders for filling vacant post in Account wing are issued by there is no such order issued for Electrical and Civil wing and matter is delayed for long time. CGMT MH informed that the proposal for Electrical wing has moved and it will be decided by him after confirmation of certain issues and hopefully orders will be issued in this week. For Civil wing options are being called and proposal for same is discussed and approved by him. DGM legal added the proposal is finalized and letter calling for options for Civil wing will be issued immediately. We have further requested that the request of Account, Civil and Electrical wing executives are also not given consideration for long time and many are desperately waiting for it. CGMT MH informed that all such requests will be taken care along with request of Telecom wing and for that implementation of already issued orders needs to be reviewed, but firmly assured that all such requests from all wings will be taken care shortly.

21.            Consideration of request of Electrical wing JTOs transferred to Telecom wing: We have specifically requested for intervention of CGMT MH on the issues and difficulties faced by executives transferred from Electrical wing who are transferred to Telecom wing and how their joining has been kept on hold by asking queries by BA Heads and how they are being deprived from consideration of their request transfers even after completion of more than seven years of service at present SSA. We added that we have taken up this issue with CEE Mumbai and GM HR Admn Mumbai, but both the Vertical heads and below level officers are directing fingers with each other sections and the executives continues to suffer and even their salary was stopped for some period. We have requested CGMT MH for his kind intervention and resolving issues faced by these executives. CGMT MH informed that he has already passed instructions to allow joining of these officers in Telecom wing and same will be followed by all and there should not be any issue of salary f any Executive. On consideration of request transfers of JTO Elect working in Telecom wing, CGMT MH directed GM HR Admn Mumbai to discuss it with CEE Mumbai and decide accordingly and assured us that their request will be given due consideration.

22.            Confusion on role of DGM Legal and DGM HR Mumbai: We have drawn attention of CGMT MH on confusion of allotment of works of DGMs in HR section and mainly HR works allotted to DGM Legal Mumbai when one DGM HR Mumbai is already posted. We have specifically pointed out that when DGM HR is already posted then why DGM legal is signing letters and holding charge of DGM HR needs to be cleared. Further signing each and every transfer order with designation of DGM legal Mumbai has created confusion among the executives and other offices, as if this is not transfer order but it is a legal notice. CGMT MH asked us what is issue in it and we have informed that all transfer posting activities are related to HR section and DGM HR is already posted and there is no justification in allotting works of DGM HR to DGM Legal as DGM legal has no role in HR activities. We requested to either change designation of DGM legal or change the Officer holding the responsibility as per portfolio assigned. We added that there is no meaning in continuing post of DGM legal creating confusion among many officers/offices and posting additional DGM level officers under GM HR Admn Mumbai by keeping post of DGMs/AGMs vacant under all other verticals. We further narrated that the post of DGM Legal is not justified in Circles as per Staffing Norms and only post of AGM legal is justified. WE further elaborated that the posts of DGMs justified in Staffing Norms like DGM FTTH, DGM N/W, DGM DNW, DGM EB-II, DGM EB –III, DGM NOFN/TX, DGM Govt Projects, DGM CRM S&M, DGM CN, DGM Regln, DGM Radio under CM Vertical are vacant and not filled in for long time. We have also added that before VRS there were only two DGMs under GM HR Admn Mumbai and after VRS there should have been reduction in posts under GM HR Admn and new staffing norms justifies only one post of DGM HR Admn. But in strange arrangements, three officers are given DGM LA and the deliberate confusion is created by adding one more post of DGM legal which is not at all justified. CGMT MH asked what are works assigned to DGM Admn , DGM HR and DGM Legal and it was informed by DGM Legal that he is looking works of HR section and Legal, DGM HR is looking after works of Establishment section which is part of Admn section and DGM Admn is looking after part works of Admn section. He informed that whatever charge was assigned to then AGM Staff is assigned to DGM legal, the works assigned to AGM Estt are assigned to DGM HR and works of Admn other than Establishment section are with DGM Admn Mumbai. CGMT MH commented that it means practically works done by AGMs are continued as DGMs and added that then designations can be changed as DGM Legal to DGM HR and DGM HR to DGM Establishment. But we have added that there is only one post justified and there are vacancies in other sections and needs to be taken care. DGM Legal intervened and added that not three but there are four DGMs working under GM HR Admn Mumbai including DGM PG and if review is to be done it should be done for all four posts. We have cleared that there is no issue on our side and we are demanding for review and filling of all vacant posts as per justification, but one section is having four DGMs against one justified post and other section even do not have single DGM or not having even AGM is not correct and needs corrective action. CGMT MH responded that there is shortage of DGMs/and even DEs are not available for filling vacant posts under DGM LA arrangements and hence all posts cannot be filled. We have responded that we agree that there is shortage but whatever available AGMs/DEs may be given responsibility as DGM LA and senior SDEs may be given responsibility of AGM/DE in LA arrangements which also not given consideration for long time. Only few SDEs are given responsibility of AGMs under said vertical and others have not given any such responsibility and needs uniform corrective action for same. After elaborate discussions, CGMT MH informed that review of the working of DGMs including separate post of DGM Legal will be taken care and directed GM HR Admn Mumbai to discuss the matter separately with work justification of all DGMs.

After elaborate and details discussions of all above current and pending HR issues for more than one hour, the meeting concluded with thanks by association and firm assurance by CGMT MH to take corrective action on all issues and concern expressed by SNEA. 

 

26 AUG 21: Meeting with CGMT MH Circle on current HR Issues:  Shri. Abhay Kesarkar, Joint Secretary CE SNEA MH and Shri. M. S. Adasul, CS SNEA MH had meeting with Shri. Ramakant Sharma, CGMT MH Circle on 23/08/2021 at 1130 hrs in his chamber to discuss the urgent HR issues. The meeting was held in presence of Shri. S.V. Nakhale GM HR Admn Mumbai, Shri. K. H. More, GM HR Admn Mumbai and Shri. Baban S. Laswante, DGM HR Legal Mumbai.   We have elaborate and fruitful discussions on different current and pending HR Issues. The details of the discussions will be uploaded by tomorrow. 

 

26 AUG 21: DGM Legal Mumbai calls for options for filling vacant posts of executives in Civil wing in different SSA of Maharashtra Circle. Letter <<<>>> 

·        There are total eight post vacant one each in Ahmednagar, Jalna, Jalgaon, Dhule, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri Nashik and Goa SSA which will be filled in from the eight executives from stations having excess executives i.e. Kolhapur 4, Pune 2, and one each from Nagpur and Solapur SSA. 

·        First time in systematic manner and totally transparent approach, the options are called by publishing entire data of total working executives with their stay particulars, working strength, Excess and shortage, proposed hierarchy of executives in all SSAs/BAs in Maharashtra Circle from JTO Civil to CE Civil and mainly showing working executives and then IN /Out proposed from any particular SSA.

·        SNEA MH has continuously demanding for such transparent working and finally all such issues are taken care in case of calling options for Civil wing executives, which never happened earlier in such transparent manner.

·        Though these are options called for filling vacant post in shortage SSA, it is written that no options will be considered for shortage to surplus area. This sentence is totally irreverent here, but may be added in copy paste approach in issuing letters.

·        This entire data is prepared by CE Civil Mumbai and formally published with signature of DGM legal Mumbai and similar approach in transparent working is expected from Electrical wing also.

·        The executives at other place may opt for any of vacant post and such own cost request will be given consideration over other company cost requests.

·        The options are to be submitted by email on eecpamumbai@gmail.com latest by 04/09/2021.

·        Now it is responsibility of concerned executives who are declared excess at particular SSA to have analysis of their position and opt for vacant post as per their suitability or be ready for posting at any of station shown vacant.

·        In Telecom wing transfers, some of executives have made up their mind that his/her name will not come in transfers depending on certain wrong information and when orders were issued, they become panic and opted for nearby stations, but by that time vacancies were filled in and hence we appeal all such executives not to depend on rumors and have self-analysis of data published and his/her position in the excess /shortage list and decide on submission of options if any.

·        As informed earlier, the proposal for transfers of executives of Electrical wing is under process and options called earlier are not given consideration. SNEA MH will once again take up matter for similar transparent working for Electrical wing executives also.

·        SNEA MH conveys sincere thanks to Shri. Aman Jaiswal, CE Civil Mumbai for coming forward with such transparent way calling for options for filling eight vacant posts JTOs/SDEs in Civil wing.

·        SNEA MH also convey sincere thanks to Shri. Ramakant Sharma, CGMT MH Circle for such transparent working while calling options for civil wing executives and with request to have similar transparent approach in issuing transfers in Electrical wing also.

 

26 AUG 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued posting order of executives in Circle Office Mumbai. Letter <<<>>> 

This is fastest ever order issued by Staff section as order is issued on second day of joining of these executives in Circle Office Mumbai and such efficient working is highly appreciated by all. Hopefully this approach seen after taking over by new GM HR Admn Mumbai will continue in deciding all other cases and no executive will suffer and made to wait for days/weeks together for issuing such formal posting orders.

 

26 AUG 21: Jt GM Pers SM BSNL CO issued orders for extending for submission of Self Appraisal for APRs of year 2020-21 up to 31/08/2021. Letter <<<>>> 

Letter further states that Non submission of the pending self-appraisals even during this final opportunity shall invite adverse entries in the concerned executive's e-APARs which will be initiated by the concerned reporting officers.  SNEA MH appeals all left out executives to submit self-appraisal without further delay if same is not submitted till today.

 

26 AUG 21: AGM Taxation BSNL CO writes all Circle heads conveying about issuance of Form 16 Part A& B for  FY 2020-2021 and Assessment Year 2021-22. Letter <<<>>> 

 

26 AUG 21: AGM Estt BSNL CO writes all Circle heads conveying guidelines for implementation of the concept of deemed Resignation in case of unauthorized absence , absconding employees. Letter <<<>>> 

 

25 AUG 21: SNEA Nashik given warm welcome to Shri Sandeep Mahatme (IAS) PS to Ministry of Communication, IB, Railway on his visit to Nashik:  The delegation of BSNL Nashik Administration lead by Shri. Nitin Mahajan, Sr. GMT Nashik, Shri. R. D. Hire AGM IT/EB/CC & SNEA Nashik accompanying by Shri. P. N. Patil, DP SNEA Nashik, Shri. S. A. Bhadane, DS SNEA Nashik & Shri. Ulhas Morankar, ADS SNEA Nashik met Shri.  Sandeep Mahatme (IAS) PS to MoC, IB & Railway during his visit at Nashik & submitted the memorandum consisting various BSNL related Development & HR issues. Copy <<<>>>

Shri.  Sandeep Mahatmeji gave careful hearing to all the issues and assured to take up with Shri.  Ashwani Vainshaw, Hon. MoC, IB & Railway. Further he appraise us that Govt of India & Ministry is very serious about revival of BSNL & MTNL. He also emphasized that the things are going in right way & the results will be come in two to three years & decisions process is secret & not disclose till it takes final shape. He also assured that there are rumors of merger of Vodafone/Idea with BSNL/MTNL & such type of movement of merger of Private Sector with Public sector never allowed by Government. He also assured that some turnkey projects will be awarded by Govt to BSNL for execution. The meeting lasted for more than 30 minutes. In conclusion delegation conveyed thanks to him for sparing his valuable & precious time in his busy schedule.

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25 AUG 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued orders giving consideration of request given on medical grounds, change of SSA/Unit as per administrative grounds on recommendations of SSA/BA Heads and interchange of SSA on administrative grounds. Letter <<<>>> 

 

25 AUG 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued orders for ERP relieving of executives under transfer from and to Circle Tenure stations who were not relieved by SSA/BA Heads by 20/08/2021, the date given by CGMT MH in the recent management meeting. Now all these Executives will have to relinquish the present charge under intimation to Controlling Officer and BA/SSA Heads with due acknowledgement on paper or by email and give joining report to SSA Head of transferred SSA. Letter <<<>>> 

 

25 AUG 21: DGM HR Mumbai calls for information of JTOs who have not yet completed JTO Phase II Training and data is to be sent by email in given format. This is important activities and all concerned JTOs are requested to send details so that no JTO is left without Phase II training.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

25 AUG 21: DGM SCT BSNL CO writes to all Circles for nomination of Liaison Officers (OBC) in each Circle and send detail information about nomination to BSNL CO. Letter <<<>>> 

 

25 AUG 21: AGM Restg BSNL CO issued orders for constitution of Standing Screening Committee for screening appeals filed by BSNL awards of Labour Courts or Central against Government Industrial Tribunals. Letter <<<>>> 

 

 24 AUG 21: AGM Pers DPC BSNL CO issued clarification regarding the Time Bound Upgradation under Executive promotion Policy in respect of employees undergoing penalty as on due date of upgradation and Time Bound upgradation will be granted only after expiry of currency of punishment and next TBP will be granted after completion of five years from this upgradation.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

 24 AUG 21: AGM Pers BSNL CO issued orders for ERP force relieving of SDEs under transfers from Non Tenure Circles to Tenure/Non tenure Circles in which Six SDEs from Maharashtra Circle are relieved for All India Hard Tenure Stations. Letter <<<>>> 

 

 24 AUG 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued orders for cancellation of request transfer of Shri. K.A. Gawali, SDE from Goa to Nagpur and retention at Goa as per his revised request. Letter <<<>>> 

 

 24 AUG 21: AGM SR BSNL CO writes to all CGMs for redressal of grievances of retired employees and compliance thereof. Letter <<<>>> 

 

24 AUG 21:  Tele density and Market Share report as on 31/05/2021. Letter <<<>>> 

 

23 AUG 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued orders giving consideration to the requests given by individuals for retention of educational grounds, Medical grounds and also certain changes in orders. Letter <<<>>> 

·        On basis of request from Members, DS SNEA concerned and SNEA MH have pursued all these requests and finally given consideration by Management. This was review of the orders issued for filling vacant post at Non Tenure stations.

·        In next and last phase of review of Own cost Request transfer orders kept in abeyance will be given consideration and hopefully this work will be completed in time bound manner as nothing much is involved in such one to one transfers.

·        SNEA MH conveys sincere thanks and gratitude to Shri. Ramakant Sharma, CGMT MH Circle, Shri. Shri. S.V. Nakhale, GM HR Admn Mumbai, Shri. Baban S. Laswante, DGM Legal Mumbai, Shri.  D. G. Bangera, AD Staff A Mumbai, Mrs. S.V. Khadgi, AD Staff B Mumbai for giving consideration to requests of SNEA Members and giving relief thereof.

 

23 AUG 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued corrigendum to the transfer orders issued on 31/07/2021 as certain working Units and designations were wrongly written in the order. Letter <<<>>> 

Nowadays the order and corrigendum has been compulsory for each and every order as issues are not taken care properly while issuing orders and hence about in every order such corrigendum is issued. Let us hope there will be change in working of Staff section with taking over full fledge activities by new GM HR Admn Mumbai.  

 

23 AUG 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued single CAO LA Orders for IFA Chandrapur. Letter <<<>>> 

·        Actually revised/fresh orders are to be issued for all LA Arrangements in DGM Telecom/Fin, AGM/CAO , but due to lethargic working of Staff section, no such collective action is taken and such case by case orders are issued and for others the old LA Orders being extended illegally.

·        SNEA MH has taken up matter for fresh orders for all DGMs, AGMs and CAOs and not to continue or issue illegal extension repeatedly to old orders without break of even single day. 

 

23 AUG 21: GM T&P MTNL Delhi issued orders for maintenance of MTNL Mumbai Mobile Network in Mumbai and terms and conditions thereof. Letter <<<>>> 

 

20 AUG 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued transfer order of JAOs/AOs for filling vacant post in Certain Tenure as well Non tenure SSA wherein some requests transfers along with options are also given consideration. Order I <<<>>>    Order II <<<>>> 

The request transfers from Non tenure to Non Tenure stations kept in abeyance earlier will be restored in next and last phase of review of transfer order. The proposal for transfer of Electrical and Civil wing executives are under process and will be decided shortly.

 

 20 AUG 21: DGM HR Mumbai writes SSA/BA Heads calling for additional information for confirmation of JAOs. Letter <<<>>> 

 

 20 AUG 21: AGM PG BSNL CO writes to Circle Heads giving guidelines for timely and qualitative disposal of Pensioner Grievances. Letter <<<>>> 

 

 20 AUG 21: AGM PG BSNL CO writes to Circle Heads on time limits for disposal of  grievances received from Directorate of Public Grievances. Letter <<<>>> 

 

18 AUG 21: PGM CSC CFA BSNL CO writes to Circle Heads conveying approval to allow FTTH bills payments at OCSCs as well as non OCSC franchisee through CBP wallet for convenience of Bharat Fiber customers. Letter <<<>>> 

 

18 AUG 21: GM NWP BB BSNL CO writes to Circle Heads for provision of Demo Bharat Air Fiber connection with Plan Airfiber Basic Plus (FMC 699) to the office of each Air fiber Channel partners who has provisioned minimum 50 Broadband connections. Letter <<<>>> 

 

18 AUG 21: AD Admn Mumbai issued orders for renewal of BSNL empaneled Hospitals in Mumbai. Letter <<<>>> 

 

17 AUG 21: DGM Admn BSNL CO issued orders for extending date of submission and withdrawing options for BSNL Health Insurance  and now options can be submitted up to 19/08/2021 and same can be withdrawn up to 22/08/2021. Letter <<<>>> 

 

17 AUG 21: AGM Estt BSNL CO orders for change of holiday on account of Muharaam from 19/08/2021 to 20/08/2021 for Delhi and New Delhi. The decision on change of holiday for Maharashtra Circle will be taken as per the decision of Government of Maharashtra.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

17 AUG 21: DGM Regln BSNL CO writes to all Circle Heads for not selling SIM cards to minors. Letter <<<>>> 

 

16 AUG 21: AGM Pers BSNL CO writes to Circle heads for relieving of SDEs under transfer to Tenure/Non tenure Circles latest by 18/08/2021, otherwise these SDEs will be force relieved by BSNL CO through ERP. As per this order Eight SDEs from different SSA of Maharashtra Circle will be relieved to All India hard tenure Circles. Letter <<<>>> 

 

16 AUG 21: AD Admn Mumbai endorsed BSNL CO letter for timely submission of Pension cases to CCA Office. Letter <<<>>> 

 

SNEA MAHARASHTRA CIRCLE 

WISHES ONE AND ALL

A VERY HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY.

 

13 AUG 21: Status of ongoing review of Transfers and related issues: SNEA MH is getting many queries about the review of Transfer orders for review of Non-Tenure to Non-Tenure Transfers orders,  ERP relieving of left out executives at Tenure stations and about Rule 8/9 Transfer orders of JTOs/JAOs. The status of each case is as follows.

·        ERP relieving of executives to from Tenure Stations:  As per the orders the date for relieving of executives by concerned SSAs was /07/2021 any many SSAs have relieved the executives to & from Tenure stations. But SSAs like Solapur, Osmanabad have requested for some time as these SSAs have already shortage and CGMT MH was kind enough to grant time till orders for filling vacant posts are issued. Now orders are issued and some of these executives are being relived. The case was details have been accessed by Staff section Mumbai and matter is being pursued for relieving of left out executives. Accordingly, the process for ERP relieving of executives who are not yet relieved is initiated and orders for ERP relieving will be issued very shortly.

·        Consideration of representations received on Non-Tenure SSA transfers: After issuing transfer orders on 31/07/2021, many of the executives under transfer have submitted representation putting their grievances, difficulties and hardship in joining at transferred place of posting. All the representations received by Staff section are being scrutinized with verification of documents. SNEA MH has the consolidated list of all the requests/representations by individual received from DS SNEA concerned and same has been handed over to all concerned officer. The representations for retention of grounds of ward studying 12th Standard and on basis of critical illness will be given consideration on the basis of documents and certificates submitted by individuals.  Some of executives have submitted request for change of SSA and same may be also given consideration subject to availability of vacancies. Thus, the review of all such representations is under process and same will be decided within day or two as per the guidelines on the subject.

·        Consolidated list submitted by SNEA MH <<<>>> 

·        Transfers of Executives in Account, Civil and Electrical wing: As assured by CGMT MH in last meeting the proposal for transfers of executives in Account, Civil and Electrical wing are under process for approval of CGMT MH. While in Account wing transfers will be issued first for filling shortage of executives in SSAs having shortage of executives from SSAs having excess Executives, Excess to shortage, the transfers in Civil and Electrical wing may be mixed depending on requests and also need of administrative convenience as number of executives in both the wings are less. Hopefully the transfer orders for all the three wings will be issued by late evening today or by early next week.

·        Review of Request Transfers from and to Non-Tenure Stations: The transfer orders including request transfers from Non-tenure to Non-tenure SSAs which are kept in abeyance since 02/06/2021, will be given consideration in third and last phase of review of transfer orders. The work for same will be started shortly. As all these are request transfers, the same will be given consideration on one to one basis and there are no much issues. Hopefully this review process will be started in next week and as assured by CGMT MH, this work will be completed at the earliest which will conclude the review of transfer orders in Telecom wing which were first issued on 22/05/2021 and going on for last three months.

·        Consideration of Rule 8/Rule 9 Request transfers: The works of consideration of Rule 8/9 Request Transfers is not yet reprocessed. The file was recently processed by AD Staff Mumbai but same has been returned by DGM Legal Mumbai and thereafter no action has been taken on it. SNEA MH has discussed this issue with CGMT MH and after elaborate discussions CGMT MH has assured to give consideration to Rule 8 /9 Request transfer after completion of ongoing review of transfers orders and it was also assured that JTOs/JAOs who have applied for Rule 8 request transfers will not be added in long stay list for inter SSA transfers and accordingly transfer are issued by excluding all such names. The ongoing review of transfers will be completed by next week and hopefully rule 8 /9 request transfers will be given consideration thereafter.

Further, though Shri. S.V. Nakhale has taken over as new GM HR Admn Mumbai on 09/06/2021, the review of transfer order was done by Shri. Aman Jaiswal Ex GM HR Admn Mumbai and CE Civil Mumbai as all the orders were issued as per data available with him and review also was to be done by him. But, now CGMT MH has issued directions that left of review of transfer orders and all further HR Admn activities will be taken care by Shri. S.V. Nakhale, GM HR Admn Mumbai. 

Meantime, as the review process is over delayed, we have received some queries and complaints from SNEA members  that some individual are spreading different rumors about ongoing review process just to create panic among affected executives and all such rumors needs to be neglected and there is no reason to believe on it and to become panic thereof. 

SNEA MH appeals all affected executives due to over delayed review process of transfers to keep some more patience, not to believe on rumors being spread by some miscreants and be assured that entire work of review of transfer orders kept in abeyance will be completed shortly as decided by CGMT MH Circle. 

 

 12 AUG 21: DGM Admin BSNL CO published list of Hospitals for BSNL Health Insurance Scheme. Letter <<<>>> 

 

12 AUG 21: DGM legal Mumbai issued orders for posting of newly joined JTOs in and further rearrangements of executives in Circle office Mumbai. Order <<<>>> 

 

12 AUG 21: AGM Estt BSNL CO writes to Circle Heads for bringing out BSNL CO letter for IDA revision to notice of CCA, Nationalized banks for payment of Pension to all pensioners as per revised IDA rates. Letter <<<>>> 

 

 12 Aug 21: By endorsing letter by CMD BSNL, CGMT MH Circle writes to SSA/BA Heads for better customer services.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

12 AUG 21: CMTS Bulletin July 2021. Copy <<<>>> 

 

12 AUG 21: AGM RM BSNL CO issued circular on tariff for IVRS based Feedback Collection Service (Survey Service) using NGN SIP Based OBD (Out Bound Dialing) Service. Letter <<<>>> 

 

12 AUG 21: BSNL OBD (Out Bound Dialing) Service. Copy <<<>>> 

 

12 AUG 21: DGM Regulation BSNL CO writes to Circle Heads about “Go live” on PAN India basis for CAF penalty Management portal of BSNL by ITPC.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

12 AUG 21: GM NWP BB BSNL CO writes to Circle Heads of certain Circles including Maharashtra Circle for issuing show cause notice to M/S Tikona for Termination of BBoWiFi contract.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

 9 AUG 21: AGM Elect BSNL CO writes to Chief Engineer Electrical of all Circles calling for APAR evaluation sheet and VCs of JTOEs coming under zone of consideration of SDE promotion against vacancies during 01/04/2018 to 31/12/2018.   Letter <<<>>> 

 

 9 AUG 21: Good Practices by followed by different BAs with respect to One Network and Partner Support Group Copy <<<>>> 

 

 9 AUG 21: DGM Admin BSNL CO issued clarification regarding re-validation of BSNL Medical Cards & payment of medical cash allowance with/without voucher to BSNL Retired Employees. Letter <<<>>> 

 

 9 AUG 21: DGM S&M CM BSNL CO writes to all Circle/Unit Heads about curbing of clandestine /illegal telecom operation and obtaining SIM cards on forged documents. Letter <<<>>> 

 

 7 AUG 21: AGM Estt BSNL CO endorsed DPE Orders for restoration of IDA w.e.f. 01/07/2021 and now there will increase of 10.6 % IDA from salary of August 2021 with arrears for month of July 2021.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

 7 AUG 21: DGM Admn BSNL CO issued guidelines for submitting online options through ERP/ESS Portal for “BSNL Employees Health Insurance Policy 2021” which will be implemented w.e.f. 01/09/2021.  Letter <<<>>> 

The POP up window for submitting online options through ERP/ESS Portal will be open from 07/08/2021 to 15/08/2021 and options submitted can be withdrawn between 17/08/2021 to 19/08/2021.

 

 7 Aug 21: DGM legal Mumbai issued orders for  change in reporting structure of Executives in Civil and Electrical wig up to level of Executive/Divisional  Engineer.   Letter <<<>>> 

·        As per this order the JTOs, SDEs and Executive Engineers of Civil and Electrical wing working in field units i.e. SSAs/BA will henceforth will have double reporting and administrative they will report to SSA/BA Heads and functionally they will be reporting to Vertical heads i.e. CE Civil Mumbai and CE Electrical Mumbai and functionally they will be reporting to SSA/BA Heads.

·        This arrangements will be similar as that of present arrangement of Account wing Officers and it is one step forward towards merger of Civil and Electrical wing executives in Telecom wing.

·        SNEA MH has raised the issues and difficulties faced by executives in Civil and Electrical wing as some of SSA/BA Heads were issuing orders for additional workload of Telecom wing in their jurisdiction without understanding the present workload with these executives in Civil/Electrical wing.

·        Now SSA/BA Heads will be responsible for the activities of Civil/Electrical wing and it may be give full stop to blame game up to certain extent and it will be help in amalgamation of Civil/Electrical wing with Telecom wing. 

 

 7 Aug 21: DGM legal Mumbai issued orders for cancellation of request transfer by Shri. Ashishkumar Rajjanlal, then JTO Sindhudurg who is recently promoted as SDE and now as per his revised request he is retained in Sindhudurg SSA as SDE for three years All India Soft Tenure. After completion of three years he will get posting to any choice Circle/SSA as per his options.   Letter <<<>>> 

 

 4 Aug 21: DGM legal Mumbai issued orders for filling vacant post of EE Elect at Pune and Aurangabad under Looking After arrangements.  Letter <<<>>> 

·        Earlier the works of the EE Pune and Aurangabad was looked after by Looking After EEE Mumbai and due to faraway locations the works of all three divisions was suffering.

·        SNEA MH has raised this issue with CEE Mumbai and CGMMT MH and finally the orders are issued. SNEA MH conveyed sincere thanks to Shri. Ramakant Sharma CGMT MH, Shri. Dhananjay Kumar, Sr CEE Mumbai and Shri. Bhushan Chikhalikar, SEE Mumbai for taking initiatives to fill these posts vacant for long time.

·        Com. M. N. Kotambe ACS SNEA MH and Com. Abhay Kesarkar, JS CE SNEA MH are specially pursuing all HR issues of Civil and Electrical wing comrades for its resolution and justice to executives concerned.

·        Let us hope that in same lines, all the vacant posts of SDEEs and EEEs are filled in coming days and no one is overburdened to look after charge in different SSAs/Units at far away distances and odd locations.

 

 4 Aug 21: AGM Pers BSNL CO issued orders for posting of GM Vigilance wherein Mrs. Charu Sharma, GM EB Mumbai is posted as GM Vigilance Maharashtra Circle with immediate effect.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

 4 Aug 21:   BSNL e Office -Standard Operating Process <<<>>> 

 

 4 Aug 21: DGM SCT BSNL CO endorsed DoT letter for implementation and adherence to guidelines issued by RPwD Act 2016 and RPwD Rule 2017 for maintenance of records by BSNL for persons with Bench Mark disabilities and compliance thereof. Letter <<<>>> 

 

 4 Aug 21: AGM Estt BSNL CO writes reminder to all Circle/Unit Heads for verification of service records and pay fixation of all employees on completion of 18 years, 25 years of service or when left with five years of service and its confirmation from CCA concerned.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

4 Aug 21: CGMT MH Circle writes to SSA/BA Heads for streamlining of cluster activities and monitoring of CFA KPI by nomination of exclusive In Charge of Cluster for each Cluster in all SSAs and Exclusive CFA Operation In charge at each BAs.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

4 Aug 21: GM NWP BB BSNL CO issued clarification on WiFi Open Policy as asked by certain Circles and HSSPs.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

 4 Aug 21: GM Fin CFA BSNL CO writes to all Heads and IFAs of Circles for printing name and office Landline number of AO TR and Cluster in charge of that area in bills issued to customers of Landline, Broadband and FTTH services.  Letter <<<>>> 

                                      

 4 Aug 21: GM Fin CFA BSNL CO writes for timely updation of payments in PMS of CDR system.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

 4 Aug 21: DGM IT CFA BSNL CO issued amendment in policy of BSNL for selling IDC services as asked by Kerala Circle.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

 2 AUG 21: Department of Public Enterprises, Government of India  issued orders for restoration of IDA frizzed on 01/10/2020 at 159.9% to 170.5 % w.e.f. 01/07/2021. Letter <<<>>> 

Following guidelines issued earlier, BSNL has frozen IDA as per earlier guidelines issued by DPE and now it will be restored as per these guidelines. This will give relief to all employees and executives of BSNL who were facing hardship due to freezing of Das and now there will be 10.6% increase in IDA w.e.f.01/07/2021 and arrears of IDA from 01/10/2020 to 30/06/2021 will not be paid.

 

 2 AUG 21: Jt GM Pers BSNL CO writes to all Circle/Unit Heads for verification of personal data of executives in ERP from original records of executives with priority to data of GM and above cadres.   Letter <<<>>> 

 

30 JUL 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued relieving order of Shri. A.B. Aundhekar, SDE Vig Pune on his pending transfer order to Assam Circle.  Letter <<<>>> 

 

 1 AUG 21: Finally, DGM Legal Mumbai issued long awaited transfer orders of executives for filling vacant post in SSAs having shortage of executives.  Order I  <<<>>>   Order II  <<<>>>  Order III  <<<>>>  Order IV  <<<>>>  Order V  <<<>>>

·        This is second phase of transfer order wherein the executives are transferred from SSAs having excess executives to SSAs having shortage of executives.

·        These orders were kept in abeyance on 02/06/2021 and since then review was going on for last two months starting calling for options, publication of list of options received, publication of revised long stay orders and finally orders are issued. This order is issued in suppression of Annexure C, D & E of original order dated 22/05/2021.  Order <<<>>>    

·        It is seen that about all options submitted are given consideration except SSAs like Ahmednagar SSA and Circle Office Mumbai, where options received are more and vacancies were less. In such SSAs all own cost options /requests are not given consideration and posting is done on the basis of higher stay i.e. name of the executive in top of the long stay is given consideration first and then names in below level are considered which is procedure for operating long stay list. The remaining/pending request will be given consideration in next and third phase of review orders.

·        It is seen that some of names of long stayed executives who do not have any medical issue or ward studying in 12th Standard or any other issue to exclude his/her name from transfer, but they are retained as per recommendation of concerned SSA/BA Heads and PGM Mobile Pune /Nagpur and even on political grounds and its consideration by CGMT MH Circle.

·        This is wrong practice being started in Maharashtra Circle that who approaches to political leaders or influential SSA/BA/Unit Heads, their names are excluded from transfers and executives with less stay are transferred. If the list of such special executives was less then there may not be issue, but in this order many such executives are excluded and junior in stay are transferred ruthlessly.

·        SNEA MH will take up all such issues and undue favor to certain executives and harassment to other executives by more number of transfers. The affected individuals also need to represent their grievances by mentioning names of all such executives senior in long stay but specially excluded from the transfers.

·        Out of many medical ground requests only 3-4 are given consideration after scrutiny by CGMT MH. It is seen that some of executives have genuine issues are not given consideration as they have not properly narrated critical issues they are facing and all such requests are out rightly rejected with assumption that on transfers such medical claims are being made. SNEA DS and COBs have received such genuine request after issue of transfers and after analyzing it is clear that the issues faced are genuine and needs consideration. All such executives are requested to represent their cases by narrating critical medical issues along with relevant supporting documents as early as possible so that their request is reviewed.  

·        Except few about all representations for retention on grounds of Wards studying in 12th Standard are given consideration. Till name of any such executive, appears in this transfer order, he/she may represent case with all supporting documents. 

·        It is seen that executives from Pune are posted at Parbhani and executives from Nagpur are posted to Osmanabad, Solapur, and Beed by crossing Nanded and Parbhani SSAs which are near to Vidarbha region. This happens as many of executives posted at such odd locations have not submitted options for posting with assumptions that his/her name will not come in the list or they have opted for SSAs having excess executives.

·        The executives transferred in this list in any odd location and if he/she want any change of SSA within the SSAs having shortage, he /she may represent it, it may be given consideration on basis of left out vacancies if any.

·        The request of tenure completed executives for posting to Non-Tenure stations  are given consideration in this order and now they are posted to the choice SSA they have opted in place of their earlier transfer to Tenure stations.

·        It is fact that till some of executives under transfer in this order have genuine issues or grievances as represented by them and they are requested to represent their grievances with all supporting documents as early as possible and latest by Tuesday 03/08/2021.

·        As mentioned in this order, all these officers are to be relieved 09/08/2021 and hence submission of representation in time will make administration easy to review all such representation and all such representations can be decided well within time and mainly before ERP relieving. 

·        After issuing earlier order  in May 2021, SNEA MH has taken up matter with CGMT MH for review of the transfers issued on pick and choose basis and about mass dislocation of executives and finally the orders are reviewed first for tenure stations and now in second phase for non-tenure stations with following considerations as per transfer policy guidelines.

·        The executives who were transferred from SSAs not having excess, even though they were not due for transfers are given relief by cancellation of their transfer orders.

·        The  executives who have completed tenure in earlier time and were again posted to Tenure stations are given choice posting at Non Tenure stations   are given relief by cancellation of their orders.

·        The executives having ward in 12th standard, care giving child, self and family critical issues are given consideration.

·        It is seen that there is reduction in company cost orders as compared to earlier order dated 22/05/2021 and thus good amount of money of BSNL is saved and the concerned executives have got relief by getting posting at nearby SSAs.

·        In overall process, the efforts are being made by Administration to fill vacant post in shortage SSAs from SSAs having excess executive strength and about all options to Shortage SSA are given consideration except few.

·        SNEA MH conveys sincere thanks and gratitude to Shri. Ramakant Sharma, CGMT MH Circle, Shri. Shri. Amana Jaiswal, CE Civil Mumbai and Ex GM HR Admn Mumbai, Shri. Baban S. Laswante, DGM Legal Mumbai, Shri.  D. G. Bangera, AD Staff A Mumbai, Mrs. S.V. Khadgi, AD Staff B Mumbai for  efforts taken by them for last two months for review of this order as per transfer policy guidelines and giving justice to the affected executives. 

·        SNEA MH conveys special thanks to all the comrades who have shown prolonged patience during this review of transfer orders and assure for further course of action as desired under transfer policy guidelines issued by BSNL. We deeply regret to the executives who have faced certain difficulties and hardship due to delay in review of the orders.

·        After this, the review of Reliving of executives from and to Tenure stations will be done in next week as some of SSAs are not relieving tenure completed executives even when substitute has joined and hence ERP relieving of these executives is must.

·        In third phase of review orders, the request of executives from Non-tenure to Non-tenure SSAs will be given consideration and by understanding time taken in review of orders, the revised orders of request transfers are expected within period of fortnight.

·        Apart from this Request transfers of executives from Account wing, Electrical wing and Civil are pending and some basic works have been done on it, but certain actions are required in time bound manner. SNEA MH continues to pursue for consideration of all such pending request transfers from all wing and all cadres.

 

30 JUL 21: Status of ongoing review of transfer orders kept in abeyance since last two months: SNEA MH is continuously getting queries from members about over delayed review of the transfer orders kept in abeyance on 02/06/2021.

·        In this regards it is to inform that the review of these old orders has been started with restoration of Tenure station orders was issued on 26/06/2021 in first phase.

·        Since then second phase of review of transfers from Non-Tenure to Non-Tenure is going on and SNEA MH has repeatedly held meeting with CGMT MH, GM HR Admn Mumbai and CE Civil Mumbai who is till in charge of review of the orders kept in abeyance.

·        It has been assured to us by CGMT MH and CE Civil Mumbai that orders for filling shortage is certain SSAs and ERP relieving of Executives to and from Tenure stations will be issued in this week.

·        Though CGMT MH has expressed displeasure over the undue delay in restoration of orders, the things are not moving forward as directed and assured by CGMT MH.

·        Today is last day of this week by which CE Civil and CGMT MH have assured to at least issue second phase of transfer orders i.e. filling vacant post in shortage SSA and then ERP relieving of executives to and from Tenure stations.

·        We have seen that CE Civil and DGM Leal are working on it continuously and on many occasions matter has been discussed with CGMT MH, but till the final shape is not given and it has created much unrest among the executives. As seen in the past, the normally such orders are issued on Saturday, hopefully today being Saturday, the full stop will be given to ongoing discussions between these officers and matter will be firmly decided by CGMT MH and orders will be issued giving relief to executives who are kept in tension and pressure for last two months.

·       Otherwise, SNEA MH will again take up matter with CGMT MH for completing this review work by these officer either by removing these officers from other works for 2-3 days so that they can focus on this review work only or otherwise change the officers who are not able to complete this review for last two months and either CGMT MH should take this review or nominate other efficient officers who can complete this work in time bound manner and give relief to the executives who are facing hardship due to undue delay in restoration of the transfer orders kept in abeyance since last two months.

·       SNEA MH appeals all the affected comrades to keep some more patience and we fully agree with difficulties and hardship faced and expressed by the affected comrades, and assure that these manmade issues will be surely settled very shortly and its matter of just few days. Let us hope for the best.

 

30 JUL 21: DGM Admn BSNL CO writes to Circle/Unit Heads conveying detail about “BSNL Employees Health Insurance Policy 2021” which will be implemented w.e.f. 01/09/2021.  Letter <<<>>> 

·        Though this is matter related to employees, DGM Admn has failed to mark its copy to Unions and Associations which should have been given in routine and normal course of action.

·        This policy will be optional and its premium is to be paid by employees.

·        Willing employees will have to submit the options through ERP/ESS Login Portal after opening PoP UP Window and its dates will be announced separately.

·        The Insurance Cover of Rs Five Lakhs will be available to all employees with Top up value of Rs 5 Lakhs.

·        The Insurance Cover of Rs Ten Lakhs will be available to all employees in pay scale of E5 and above with optional Top up value of Rs 5 Lakhs and Rs Ten Lakhs.

·        There should not have been any restriction depending on pay scales and it also should have kept optional for all employees.

·        This Policy will be valid for one year and renewable thereafter with mutual consent between BSNL and Insurance Company.

·        The premium applicable will be different depending on Insurance Cover required and option given to included parents under this policy.

·        This would have been best policy if the premium of policy is paid by BSNL even by reducing / stopping benefits being given under BSNL MRS Scheme.  

·        It was also possible that the premium amount of this insurance is reimbursed from or adjusted with the annual limit of outdoor medical claims of employees and this would have saved lot of money of BSNL.

·        But it is unfortunate that nowadays it is seen that every burdon on part of management is systematically passed on to employees and in one sided action employees are compelled to pay the different premiums from their salary that to be without grant of Pay revision and continued Pay anomalies including Standard pay scales and related issues.

·        It is important that MTNL has recently come forward with Insurance scheme wherein premium is paid by MTNL.

·        When CMD and many of Directors of Boards are common to both PSUs, it is expected that BSNL Policy issued after MTNL policy should have similar methodologies including payment of premium, which is missing in this order.

·        Let us hope that BSNL management makes suitable changes in the policy and premium of this insurance policy is paid/adjusted by BSNL and employees are not compelled for its payment from salary. 

 

30 JUL 21: AD Staff A Mumbai published the stay particulars of JEs working in different SSAs of Maharashtra Circle. Letter <<<>>> 

·        This is as per the request made by SNEA MH to CGMT MH and CE Civil Mumbai who is looking after review of the transfers orders kept in abeyance since last two months.

·        Nowadays JE, JTOs and SDEs are counted together in long stay list for transfers, but among JEs there is different in recruitment due to changes in Recruitment Rules. Some JEs are recruited in SSA Cadre and some are recruited in Circle Cadre.

·        The JE recruited in SSA Cadre cannot be transferred to other SSA except he/she request under Rule 8/9 but JEs recruited in Circle Cadre can be transferred from one SSA to another SSA as that of JTOs/SDEs.

·        While counting in long stay, the JEs of SSA cadre were also shown but were not transferred and hence there was confusion among the other JEs and JTOs/SDEs about their correct position in long stay list.

·        Now it is clear who is JE of SSA Cadre and who is from Circle cadre and accordingly one can analyze his/her correct position in combined long stay list of JEs/JTOs and SDEs and decide on giving not giving options/request for transfers.

 

30 JUL 21: AGM Pers BSNL CO issued transfer orders of SDEs who have completed all India Hard Tenure station wherein Shri. S.V. Kandalkar, is posted from J&K Circle to Maharashtra Circle. Letter <<<>>> 

 

30 JUL 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued transfer orders of JTOs/SDEs from Non-Tenure to Tenure stations against cancellation orders issued on genuine grounds requests from Individual.  Order <<<>>>  Cancellation <<<>>> 

 

30 JUL 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued fresh orders for looking after arrangements for SEE Nagpur wherein Shri. A.B. Ingle, is again given responsibility of SEE Nagpur. Letter <<<>>> 

 

30 JUL 21: DGM Legal Mumbai issued relieving orders of SDEs from different SSAs of Maharashtra Circle to J&K Circle as per their recent transfer order issued by BSNL Corporate Office. Some of these SDEs were under transfer within Maharashtra Circle, but were not relieved and their order within MH Circle is also cancelled and they will be directly relieved to J&K Circle. Letter <<<>>> 

 

30 JUL 21: AGM Pers BSNL CO issued second corrigendum to the JTO to SDE Promotions wherein the working Circle wrongly mentioned in the JTO to SDE Promotions orders issued recently were shown wrong and now same are corrected for 92 SDEs.  Letter <<<>>> 

·        Earlier just before week names of 80 executives were deleted from promotion orders due to different reasons and now circles of 92 SDEs are changed.

·        As this order was issued in unnecessary hurry and without going to much details of correctness of data during specific period when window for membership change was open just to bring more decision among executives among different association many more corrigendum are expected in days to come. 

 

30 JUL 21: DGM HR Mumbai endorsed BSNL CO letter for conducting  post Audit of Pay fixations done in Circles/Units on account of promotion, upgradation and pay revision by Finance wing officer of the rank of AGM/CAO  and above who is not connected with the channel of submission of the pay fixation related works. Letter <<<>>> 

 

30 JUL 21: AGM MMT BSNL CO issued orders for uploading the experience certificates issued to contractors with relevant details on link given for same on BSNL Intranet Portal. Letter <<<>>> 

Letter further states that while issuing experience certificate intrinsic details of contractors i.e. PAN, GSTN, Address of Works/ Registered office,   specific details of work done, period in which work executed and performance of contractor are invariably incorporated. 

 

30 JUL 21: PGM CSC CFA BSNL CO issued orders for new initiative about paperless CSC working which will help for LL BB connection where landline Service requests, modifications, NPC & shifting etc shall be done through OTP validation for collection of mandatory documents & CAF via Electronic Mode, as a complete paperless activity. Letter <<<>>> 

 

30 JUL 21: AGM Pers DPC BSNL CO writes Circles for completion of e-DPC works of Quarter April to June 2021 latest by 31/07/2021 and to intimate any technical issues/difficulties faced in conducting e-DPC, if any, for improvement of the e-DPC platform. Letter <<<>>>